Erected from the ghettos of Baltimore, Abdu Ali raps, sings, and chats over unorthodox and future sounds, creating music that’s visceral, spiritual, and very real. From his energetic visceral performances, spiritualizing audiences as a cosmic, punk, and soulful tempest on stage to his work to transcend musical boundaries has put in him in genre categories along lines of afro-futurism to noise rap to “post-apocalyptic” sounding. 

:3lON (Elon Battle) is an autodidact artist bred in Baltimore that specializes in avant-garde singing/songwriting and music production. He was rewarded with City Paper’s Best R&B of 2015. In february he released his first ep “RONIN” via NinaPop records, a label started by LA based artist Schwarz.

Sequoyah Murray is an Atlanta-based producer/songwriter/visual artist. He released his debut album ‘True Fun’ in 2015. The album was inspired by the likes of Experience era Jimi Hendrix, Dwight Treble, Zap Mama, Massive Attack, The Beatles, Prince and Caetano Veloso…

Pretty Boy is the collaborative project of Atlanta musicians Yancey Ballard, Kale Swick, and Gently Yoused. Formed during the brisk winter chill of 2015, Pretty Boy made a commitment to refined absurdity, punk politics, and queer dynamics. The collective is currently recording their debut full-length record, “It Ain’t Easy Being Pretty”.

VagueBabies will present a performance examining the structures which inform and (re)produce the forces of white supremacy that are nuanced and tucked away, dealing with language, the body and the movements and behaviours which erase and regulate the experience of black life.

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Upcoming Events

August 25 / 7:00pm
Art Party

ART PARTY 2018

Supports Free Admission, Every Day!

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Join us for our annual fundraiser - a night in which our whole campus is transformed with programming on the pavilion, special presentations throughout the campus, and of course, Open Studios with our 14 artists in the Studio Artist Program.

September 16 / 6:00pm
Off-site

Art Over Dinner

Presented by Art Farm at Serenbe
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The Atlanta Contemporary collaborates with Serenbe for their program Art Over Dinner series of intimate gatherings with artists and the organizations that support their work.

September 21 – September 23
Contemporary Off-Site

Members Only Excursion

TORONTO

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Join us for an art-filled weekend trip to Toronto. This member exclusive excursion is an opportunity to go behind-the-scenes with our Curator and explore all of the unique arts experiences the city has to offer. Visit several artist studios including: Jeremy Bailey, Tau Lewis, Esmaa Mohamoud, Kara Hamilton, Nadia Belerique, and more!

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