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Past Event November 1, 2019 / 5:30pm – 7:00pm
of SCAD Open Studio Night
Join other members of Atlanta Contemporary for a special preview reception at SCAD Open Studio Night.
Open Studio Night showcases the best painting, photography, illustration, printmaking and sculpture by SCAD students, faculty and alumni. Most of the work exhibited will be available for purchase.
Members are invited to the preview reception hour from 5:30pm-7:00pm to mix and mingle with other members, collectors and art dealers, SCAD faculty, staff, alumni, as well as students. Attendees are welcome to stay for the public portion of the event from 7:00-9:00pm as well as attend the extended hours on Saturday November 2, 2019 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Click here to visit the SCAD website to learn more about the event as well as extended hours.
You must RSVP in advance in order for your name to be on the guest list at security. This event is officially SOLD OUT. If you did not RSVP, we encourage you to attend for the public hours after 7:00pm.
Guests can park in the parking garage located behind the main campus building and can enter for the event on level 2 of the garage. We encourage the use of MARTA (Arts Center Station), or Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft as well as carpooling. The gallery is only a 15 minute walk to the Woodruff Arts Center and the Museum of Design Atlanta.
September 25 – September 26
Dance Canvas Summer Artist Residency: Closing Performances
Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas are partnering on a new initiative that provides time and space to dance artists in metro Atlanta.
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. This installment of Discrit features Nathan Lee, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media at Emory University. Lee will share his lecture “Theory is Cancelled: Donald Trump and the trolling of critique.”
On September 4, 2020, the White House released a memorandum ordering federal agencies to identify and eliminate any spending on “critical race theory.” The professed goal of this directive was to initiate an ideological purge of any suggestion that “the United States is an inherently racist or evil country.” That critical race theory should find itself thus mischaracterized and dragged into the swamp of bareknuckle electioneering is part of the longer story of conservative hostility to academia—and the latest chapter in the peculiar entanglement of the Trump administration with critical theory.
Did postwar philosophy give rise to “fake news” and “alternative facts”? Why has it been suggested that a theoretical questioning of truth, language, reality, and power is equivalent to the rantings of a reality TV president? Is Trump the walking, tweeting embodiment of postmodernism? This talk examines the way recent commentators have posed such questions and speculates on what theory can – and cannot – tell us about the Trumpist derangement of truth.