Ongoing Conversation’s international mail-art collaboration project Drawn Together is a collaboration of hope, honor, and storytelling for the extraordinary times of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The mail-art project sent out more than 800 envelopes to artists worldwide, and in total, we received more than 300 fabric squares completed by the artists. In the exhibition at  Atlanta Contemporary, you will see artworks from, Canada, Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, France, England, Iran, Turkey, Belarus, Russia, South Korea, the United States and many more.

Join Soude Dadras, curator of the exhibition, and Jessica Caldas, one of the participating artists, for a discussion of the collaborative nature of the project and its ever growing nature.

This event is free, but registration is encouraged.

Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means Street. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.

Register for the artist talk here.

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Jessica Caldas

Jessica Caldas (b.1986) is a Puerto Rican American, Georgia and Florida based artist. Her work connects personal and community narratives, usually centered on the experiences of women and women identifying folks, to larger themes and social issues through bodily, multidisciplinary works. Caldas has participated in numerous artist residencies, including the Vermont Studio Center in 2020, the Art on the Atlanta Beltline AIR in 2020-2021, and was a 2022-2023 MOCA GA Working Artist Project fellow. Her work has been shown at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA, the Art & History Museums of Maitland, MOCA GA, and is included in the collections of Kilpatrick Townsend, The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, and the Kyoto International Community House.

Caldas received her MFA at Georgia State University in 2019 and received her BFA in printmaking from the University of Georgia in 2012. She is a part of Living Melody Collective, a multidisciplinary collective of femme artists that is based in Atlanta but is also nomadic along the East coast and throughout the Southeast. She is the founder and director of Good News Arts, a community arts space and gallery in rural North Central Florida, and splits time between High Springs, FL and Atlanta, GA.

Ongoing Conversation

Ongoing Conversation is a platform founded by Soude Dadras in October 2018 for showcasing artists from different backgrounds in venues around the world. Ongoing Conversation’s mission is “to bring together disparate voices in the visual arts through an international purview in order to examine cross-cultural similarities of the human condition”.
Ongoing conversation represents more than 1,000 artists from 23 countries and counting in fourteen exhibitions in international venues around the world.For more information about Ongoing Conversation, please check our website https://ongoingconversation.art or Instagram page @ongoingconversation.art


Upcoming Events

April 27 / 2:00pm
Special Event

MuSEA Slow Reads

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Folks get to activate MuSEA’s mobile library by relaxing at the Atlanta Contemporary and reading selected texts out loud to each other.

April 28 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Kids

Contemporary Kids

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A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.

May 2 / 6:30pm
Contemporary Cocktails

Crafts + Cocktails

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Join artist and educator Sherrice Adams for our adult craft night, Crafts + Cocktails.

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