Thursday, November 18th, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 pm EDT
THE END Project Space
1870 Murphy Avenue SW, #211
Join Burnaway to celebrate the release of this year’s print anthology, the 2021 Burnaway Reader:Treasure. The annual publication includes print-exclusives alongside the year’s best thematic, long-form essays, artist projects, and experimental art criticism from Burnaway’s 2021 coverage of contemporary art in the American South.
The release will take place in person at THE END Project Space, a DIY artist-run gallery in Atlanta. On view in the gallery will be a solo exhibition of new work by Savannah-based artist, Namwon Choi. An artist studio and small gallery, THE END is one of Atlanta’s most experimental and unique exhibitions spaces in the city.
Explore the gallery, have a drink, and get your copy of Treasure which will be available for sale alongside the 2020 and 2019 readers and other Burnaway merchandise.
A local Atlantan and already ordered your copy? Come pick-up your pre-order and grab a drink with us!
Free and open to the public!
Registration is encouraged, but not required.
Across three thematic sections and two artist projects, Burnaway’s 2021 Reader, Treasure looks at cultural memory, myth, and the way they have shaped our South. The first section, Word of Mouth, explores the oral traditions and patterns of language that have shaped cultural imaginings of the U.S. South, extending into music, poetry, legends, and audio archives. Nodes and Networks maps the physical and digital systems of people and information that define, divide, and parse our cultural categories, with a particular emphasis on rural queer spaces and radio waves. The final section, Belief and Fiction, demonstrates how we create spirituality and make new worlds through stories.
Highlights of the fifteen features include curator Daniel Fuller’s profile of blues musician and sculptor James “Son Ford” Thomas, Jessica Baran’s abbreviated history of a small poetry press founded in Arkansas, Jasmine Amussen’s conversation with artists and curators about Southern queer networks and architecture, and a bilingual story of Puerto Rican artist Natalia Lassalle-Morillo by Monica Uszerowicz.
The third edition of Burnaway’s annual print anthology.