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Atlanta Contemporary presents Once you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall at the Starlight Drive-In Swap Meet
October 22, 2015
Saturdays November 14, 21
Saturdays December 5, 12, and 19
7:00am-3:00pm on dates above, open to the public
25 cents admission to Swap Meet
Atlanta Contemporary Off-Site
Starlight Drive-In Swap Meet
2000 Moreland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
ATLANTA—October 22, 2015– Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Atlanta Contemporary) is pleased to announce a focused off-site project titled Once you've seen one shopping center you've seen a mall at the Starlight Drive-In Swap Meet during five Saturdays in November and December.
Originally opened in 1949, the Starlight is an old school six-screen drive-in movie theatre, which also houses a year-round swap meet on weekend mornings/early afternoons. This project could be looked at as an Atlanta version of an art fair, with only one table showing art work. The diverse 85+ vendors set up something of a Mexican Mercado, selling socks, bicycles, sneakers, old televisions, toiletries and toothpaste, etc. Most venders utilize EZ-Up style canopies, spread their wares out on blankets, or hawk their items from vans. Everyone is buying and selling something: everyone but us. Nothing will be for sale at our table, just conversation. This project continues and extends our ideas to bringing artist-based exhibition platforms beyond the gallery spaces. Our booth will contain a canopy, a small table, and we will present work by one artist per week.
Also, each week, our curator Daniel Fuller will be buying one small object from another booth at the swap meet—a knockoff designer purse, a cell phone cover, Pica Gomas candies—and bringing those objects back to Atlanta Contemporary’s SHOP to resell.
Please join us!
November 14: Dena Yago (New York, NY – originally from Macon, GA)
November 21: Jane Fox Hipple (Montgomery, AL)
December 5: Stephen Collier (New Orleans, LA)
December 12: Elizabeth Atterbury (Portland, ME)
December 19: Anthony Campuzano (Philadelphia, PA)
About Atlanta Contemporary
Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is a non-profit, non-collecting institution dedicated to the creation, presentation, and advancement of contemporary art by emerging and established artists. Atlanta Contemporary creates a diverse cultural landscape for artists, arts professionals, and the art-interested public through its exhibitions, educational programming, and studio artist program. Visit atlantacontemporary.org to learn more.
For more information, contact Daniel Fuller, curator: [email protected] or call 404.688.1970