Studio Museum Artists-in-Residence Roundtable—Monday, December 7, 7 pm EST
Join the Studio Museum in Harlem for an online discussion with 2019–20 Studio Museum artists in residence E. Jane, Naudline Pierre, and Elliot Reed moderated by Legacy Russell, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, with opening remarks from Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem. In celebration of the opening of This Longing Vessel: Studio Museum Artists in Residence 2019–20, hear the artists speak about their work created over the course of the residency program.
Reclaiming Our Story: Degrees of Visibility Newspaper #8—Thursday, December 10, 7 pm EST
Reclaiming our Story is a virtual event combining cross-community dialogue, art reflection, and a live Q&A discussion viewers are invited to participate in. This event is hosted by Danny Rogers, a Community Compiler intern, and also features poetry readings by Brunell Smith, who conjointly participated in the six-week virtual internship at the Coleman Center for the Arts in York, AL. This event celebrates the release of Degrees of Visibility #8—a publication created in collaboration with interns as a supplement to the Degrees of Visibility, a ten-year survey of the visual politics of mass imprisonment by Ashley Hunt, on view at Alabama Contemporary Art Center (ACAC) in Mobile through January 16, 2021. The exhibition uses photo, text and community conversation to engage over 160 sites throughout the United States. This virtual program will simultaneously include four locations across the nation creating cross-community input in the virtual discussion: York, AL; Los Angeles, CA; New Orleans, LA; and ACAC in Mobile, AL.
Opening: Elizabeth Lide and Abby Bullard at Whitespace, Atlanta—Saturday, December 12, 11 am – 5 pm EST
Enjoy an all-day opening on Saturday, December 12 from 11 am to 5 pm for two new exhibitions: DRAWN by Elizabeth Lide in whitespace and The Secret Garden by Abby Bullard in whitespec. DRAWN features an installation of over 100 drawings made from October 2018 through September 2020 during residencies at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts; Moulin à Nef, VCCA-France in Auvillar, France; The Hambidge Center of Arts and Sciences in Georgia; and in the artist’s own Atlanta studio, before and during the pandemic. The Secret Garden weaves together imagery of flowers with notes and letters written by Bullard’s ancestors to create subtle textural collages. Silkscreened prints on paper and fabric are layered on top of monotype color fields and gradients with fraying edges to create a new narrative from the artist’s family’s fragmented storylines.
Roundtable Discussion: October, November and MARCH: How Has the Weather Changed?—Saturday, December 12, 4 – 6 pm EST
In its inaugural print edition, MARCH: a journal of art & strategy occupies the first issue of October (itself a direct reference to the 1917 October Revolution) in order to reopen an inquiry into the relationship between revolutionary practice, theoretical inquiry and artistic innovation in our time. Through this process we ask: Can publication (the act of making public) be an act of protest (public making)? Can publication be thought of spatially and materially as a consequential conspirator? Incendiary insurrection? What strategies do (and can) we employ? Towards what goals? Can an abolitionist framework be applied to the institution of art? Can we avoid the pitfalls of allegorical thinking?
The conversation brings together perspectives from Nora N. Khan, Serubiri Moses, Zoé Samudzi, Andrea Steves, MARCH founders Sarrita Hunn and James McAnally, and is moderated by Gelare Khoshgozaran with Human Resources for the occasion of MARCH: a journal of art & strategy’s inaugural print edition.
Opening: Danielle Brutto and Jenny Jisun Kim at Hi-Lo Press, Atlanta—Saturday, December 12, 7 – 10 pm EST
Featuring paintings and sculptures by Danielle Brutto and Jenny Jisun Kim, Lean on the Water is the last exhibition opening set to take place at Hi-Lo Press’s original location at 696 Charles Allen Dr NE in Midtown. Masks are required, with only five people allowed in the gallery at a time. A fire pit will be set up in the parking lot for visitors to warm around.