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Past Event November 1, 2018 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Surface of Screening and Projection
Join us for Discrit:Talks, a new initiative featuring a lecture-style presentation by Joey Molina followed by lively conversation and speculation structured around creative prompts.
This event runs in conjunction with Relax | Read | Refresh and Contemporary Cocktails. Grab a finely-crafted cocktail from our Mixologist-in-Residence, Keyatta Mincey, peruse the curated selection of artist made goods in our SHOP, and meander through our current exhibitions on view.
“Surfaces of Screening and Projection”
Using traditional architectural theory as a means of decoding a diverse range of phenomena historically outside the discipline’s purview, artist Joey Molina’s talk “Surfaces of Screening and Projection” both expands and complicates our received notions of “surface,” a rhetorical transformation that Molina contends has the potential to upend institutional hierarchies between artist, gallery, and museum.
Discrit:Talks also have a presence in the Atlanta Contemporary SHOP this Fall. A selection of books curated by Discrit is available for sale.
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, 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.
Keyatta Mincey brings a diverse background of over 20 years in the foodservice industry that melds hotel expertise with fine dining proficiency and the fast pace of dance clubs. After years of walking the runway, and gracing covers, Mincey switched her focus to bartending and found and an amazing bond between herself and the drinks that she was making. “Talking to people is what I love most about bartending, and it’s how I perfect my ideas,” says Mincey. “I love to create, so I take the time to talk to guests, find out how they’re feeling and build a relationship, so I can craft truly signature cocktails.” These days you can find Mincey partnering with some of the county’s most influential spirit brands, to bring her message of creating picture-perfect cocktails to the masses. “For me, it’s not just about the drink,” Mincey explains. “It’s about talking to people, actually listening to what they like, and making them apart of the process when creating their cocktail.”
October 8 / 12:30pm
A Conversation Between Sister Cities
Les Abattoirs and Atlanta Contemporary
Presented by Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States
Atlanta Contemporary and Les Abattoirs partner together for a dynamic conversation between executive directors, Veronica Kessenich and Annabelle Ténèze, and how they steward their respective organizations through these unprecedented times.
October 17 / 12:00pm
Presented by Idea Capital
Join us for Discrit, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture.
October 19 / 6:00pm
Atlanta Contemporary hosts a session of mindfulness-based activities to inspire awareness, creativity, and healing for everyone.