Discrit: Talks, Natural Selection: A Conversation About Curating
From the venue:
Join us for Discrit:Talks, 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 is entitled Natural Selection: A Conversation About Curating. A diverse cross-section of curatorial voices working in and around Atlanta reflect upon the state of curating in 2019 in a one-night-only panel and community discussion. Panelists include Anna Akpele, Sarah Higgins, Erin Jane Nelson, and Iman Person.
This event runs in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails. Grab a finely-crafted cocktail from our Mixologist-in-Residence, Maria McDowell, peruse the curated selection of artist made goods in our SHOP, and meander through our current exhibitions on view.
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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 Molinaand Chris Fernald.
Joey Molina is a multi-disciplinary artist and scholar working between video, installation, and collage. Their work examines performances of gender and sexuality, with a particular focus on how such phenomena shape and are shaped by trauma.
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.
Anna Akpele is the gallery manager at The Gallery by Wish, a new Atlanta project space hosting gallery exhibitions and contemporary cultural programming. Anna received her BFA in graphic design with a minor in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014.
Sarah Higgins resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She is interim editor of Art Papers and curator of the Zuckerman Museum of Art (ZMA) at Kennesaw State University. For the ZMA, she has curated and produced catalogs for exhibitions such as Gut Feelings, Tomashi Jackson: Interstate Love Song, and A View Beyond the Trees. She has curated over 40 exhibitions featuring a diverse range of emerging, established, and international artists for institutions such as the Hessel Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Erin Jane Nelson received her BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art, New York in 2011 and has also studied at Malmö Art Academy, Sweden. Recent exhibitions include Between the Waters at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Photography Today: Public and Private Relations at the Pinakothek der Moderne, and Psychopompopolis at DOCUMENT Gallery. Her work typically combines photography with non-traditional substrates like ceramics or textiles to create sculptural collages. Recent bodies of work have used speculative fiction and documentary photography to address the psychological, sociopolitical, and regionally imbalanced effects of climate change.
Iman Person is a multidisciplinary artist, and curator currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Through her work, she embeds qualities of memory, ritual and the dichotomies of identity through metaphysical consciousness in relation to nature. Through drawing, installation, and performance, she aims to connect the logical and mystical body and create a space for viewers to experience a time travel of sorts. By inciting exploration of these forgotten spaces, and by forming new narratives focused on the unseen potentials of the physical form, Person believes a resurrection of the contemporary divine-body can be made and in turn positively affect our current concepts of nature.
Doors Open: 6:00 p.m.