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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 engages with visual culture as material, object, and ephemera. Molina’s research interests include horror films, queer theory, and new media. They received their BA from Georgia State University in 2013 and will be on track for their MA in Film and Video at Georgia State University in Fall 2020.
Chris Fernald is an artist, writer, and cultural programmer. He is the Co-Founder of Discrit and a Graduate Student in the History of Art at Williams College. 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. His writing and creative work often examine how modernity’s crises disassemble and re-constitute notions of personhood. Recurring subjects of interest include techno-spirituality, post-human cosmologies, lifestyle minimalism, animism, and the digital’s relation to the afterlife. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013.
December 9 / 7:00pm
Join us for live performances by Xavier Lewis in support of his show The Angst of the Proletariat.
December 16 / 6:00pm
On-site art making for all ages and ability levels to explore contemporary art through a variety of techniques and experiences.
December 18 / 12:00pm
Shop local artists and sip on a cocktail at Atlanta Contemporary’s first Holiday Market.