Facilitated by Beth Malone, executive director of Dashboard Co-Op and organized with Rachel Reese at The Contemporary

TRUCK TALK is a mobile, ephemeral, and “live” radio show that builds an audio archive inside a 1993 Nissan pickup truck. TRUCK TALK aggregates live oral history, attempting to collect memories from the vibrant characters that made Atlanta art history through the lens of Nexus. TRUCK TALK invites various figures connected with Nexus’s past to explore the geographical and ideological shifts the institution took throughout the 1980s-1990s during a 15-minute truck ride. While road tripping with Malone between various Nexus-inspired locales in Atlanta, contributors will explore their own experience with the institution as it moved from fledgling underground artist coop to an established, contemporary arts organization. Each of these recollected moments, however pivotal or seemingly inconsequential, will attempt to inform the impact this historic institution had, and continues to have, on the Atlanta art community.

TRUCK TALK is an off-site program concurrent with Endless Road: A Look at Nexus Press

Follow TRUCK TALK and its itinerary at #trucktalk #endlessroad
TRUCK TALK is recorded, transcribed, and available on our Sound Cloud page

Episode #1: Susan Loftin
Episode #2: Mario Petrirena

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Listen to the most recent podcast HERE.

TRUCK TALK: Tina Dunkley

TRUCK TALK: Louise Shaw

TRUCK TALK: Mario Petrirena

TRUCK TALK: Susan Loftin

Upcoming Events

December 9 / 7:00pm

Xavier Lewis


Join us for live performances by Xavier Lewis in support of his show The Angst of the Proletariat.

December 16 / 6:00pm

Pop Up


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
Special Event

Holiday Market


Shop local artists and sip on a cocktail at Atlanta Contemporary’s first Holiday Market.

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