October 26, 2020

By October 26, 2020

two Black men embrace and prepare another Black man for baptism.
A scene from Garrett Bradley’s 2019 film America. Bradley will be in conversation with curator Legacy Russell this week.

Studio LIVE: Garrett Bradley in conversation with Legacy Russell — Tuesday, October 27, 6pm EDT

Filmmaker Garrett Bradley works across narrative, documentary, and experimental modes of filmmaking to address themes such as race, class, familial relationships, social justice, Southern culture, and the history of film in the United States. Her first solo New York exhibition, “Projects: Garrett Bradley,” opens November 21, 2020 at The Museum of Modern Art and is presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 as part of a multiyear partnership. The exhibition is organized by Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, with Legacy Russell.⠀The conversation will be streamed on Instagram Live.

Rafael Soldi: A body in transit is now on view at the Frost Museum, Miami through December 4

Shana M. griffin: Displacing Blackness: Cartographies of Violence in Housing Policies and Land-Use Planning — Thursday, October 29, 6pm CST, UrbanArtCommission, Memphis

Shana M. griffin’s talk will explore cartographies of racial and gender violence in housing policies as a form of environmental racism. Using the DISPLACED Project as a point of reference, she will discuss policies and practices of displacement, confinement, and disposability in land-use planning and urban development. Shana will share her research-driven and interdisciplinary approach for creative social engagement. Free, but registration required.

Artists+Activism: Your Vote, Your Democracy — Saturday, October 31, 3-5pm CST, online thru the Museum of Fine Art Montgomery, Alabama.

 Artists+Activism will gather various artists and community members to discuss their artworks and crafts that reflect on living in a representative democracy and celebrate the right to vote. This open conversation about expression and reflection through art will air live on Facebook and be moderated by Museum Educator Laura Bocquin, who will monitor questions and comments from viewers for the panel to address. 

Christian Siriano on view at SCAD FASH in Atlanta through October 9

Now On View:

Celebrating Georgia Artists of Hispanic / Latinx Origin at MOCA GA, 11am to 5pm EST

Prior to the Covid 19 virus, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) in partnership with the Latin American Association organized the exhibition Celebrating Georgia Artists of Hispanic/Latinx Origin to spotlight significant contributions to contemporary art by 37 talented Georgia artists. MOCA GA is committed to showcasing these artists within the physical gallery space, and has reformatted the project into a series of 4 consecutive exhibitions to be showcased within the entrance gallery.

Julie Mehrteu at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 9am to 5pm EST

Julie Mehretu, co-organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Whitney Museum of American Art, is the artist’s first comprehensive survey exhibition featuring her meticulously crafted paintings, drawings, and prints. Including early work influenced by the notion of cities as sociopolitical constructs; complex paintings built up in layers of colors, lines, brushstrokes, and architectural renderings; and Mehretu’s recent predominantly abstract, gestural work, the exhibition reveals the evolution of her work and its proximity to abstraction over the past two decades.

Fulton County residents are also encouraged to early vote while at the High. Please visit high.org for more information on voting and Covid-19 procedures.

Anne Siems: BEAUTY and TERROR at David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, Tuesday – Friday 10-5:30 CST, and Saturday 11-4 CST

Based in part on her childhood spent in the woodlands of Germany, Anne Siems’ memory inspires the settings for her narrative paintings. At once ancient and contemporary, fantastic and real, present and post-apocalyptic, her works delve into subconscious realms as if journeys into the unknown. Examining feminine psychology and identity through history, figures of young women are Siems’ primary, recurring focal point.

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