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Past Event June 13, 2019 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Join us for Discrit:Talks, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture.
A cross-section of meme artists working in and around Atlanta and New York reflect upon memes and their role in contemporary culture. The event is comprised of a panel of prominent meme artists and moderated by Dr. André Brock, followed by a meme-making workshop led by Cindie Fang and Fatima Khan.
Fatima Khan (@djinn_kazama)
Cynthia Fang (@males_are_cancelled)
Jenson Leonard (@coryintheabyss)
John Truly (@jazzcabbage)
This event runs in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails. Grab a finely-crafted cocktail from our Mixologist-in-Residence, peruse the curated selection of artist made goods in our SHOP, and meander through our current exhibitions on view.
Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.
This is a FREE event- Skip sign in at the front desk! All you need to do is RSVP with the link above or click here.
Discrit (“critical discourse” / “discourse critique”) is an initiative of public knowledge-sharing and discussion. Spanning lectures, seminar-style discussions, critiques, and screenings, Discrit provides the public with programming dedicated to explorations of contemporary art and culture and free, university-quality art education. Discrit is Joey Molina and Chris Fernald.
Joey Molina is a multi-disciplinary artist and scholar working between video, installation, and collage. Their work examines performances of gender and sexuality, with a particular focus on how such phenomena shape and are shaped by trauma.
In addition to their work on Discrit, Joey organizes Bodies On Display, an annual curatorial project showcasing works at the intersection of art, pornography, performance, and fetish.
They received their BA from Georgia State University in 2013.
Chris Fernald is an artist, musician, and curator living in Atlanta. His work has been exhibited in group shows in New York and Mexico City, and his poetry and art criticism have seen publication in both Canada and the US.
Chris is currently at work on a pop music endeavor called Rem Reviere, a project examining the poetics of the post-human condition and ideas of techno-spirituality. He is also in the midst of writing Mal Air, a dystopian allegory of affective labor and networked experience set in recession-era Los Angeles, with artist Diandre Fuentes.
He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013.
June 27 / 6:00pm
ColorATL + Creature Comforts
An Adult Coloring and Brewery Night
ColorATL and Creature Comforts are joining together to bring Atlanta Contemporary an evening of brews and creativity.
June 30 / 12:00pm
A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.
July 11 / 6:00pm
SFQP Artist Talk
with Saiel Solomon
Presented by Southern Fried Queer Pride
SFQP Artist Talks are a new series of talks and workshops featuring local Atlanta artists sharing their work, experiences, and insight!