The Atlanta Contemporary is one of the best spots in the city to soak up some culture, and some of the best contemporary art exhibitions to grace the ATL. One of their newest exhibits set to kick off the new season is New Worlds, a powerful collection of artworks by female-identifying, Georgia connected women.
Making its debut one month before Women’s History Month, it’s the perfect way to celebrate and honor the incredible women artists that call Georgia home.
Curated by Sierra King and Melissa Messina, the two selected five artists, who’s work responds to the question, “When women artists envision a different world, how does that look?”
With the diverse selection of artists, you can expect a “range of artistic excellence, age, backgrounds, and geographic locations,” to truly encapsulate and represent the Peach State.
With over sixty candidates considered, the five artists chosen Anila Quayyum Agha (Augusta), Namwon Choi (Savannah), Victoria Dugger (Athens), Shanequa Gay (Atlanta), and Marianna Dixon Williams (Augusta).
Each artist will transform the Atlanta Contemporary into a celebration of women, femininity, and many other themes, with each piece set to make you the subject of theses unmissable works.
From goddesses to vulnerabilities, strengths to community, each artist will represent a theme to envision a female-future, since the future is female.
The beloved gallery wrote on their website, “they collectively remind us that we must consider the past – transform its ills and cultivate its beauty –to chart a more peaceful, bountiful, equitable, and enchanted future.”
New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch will be at the Atlanta Contemporary from January 28 until June 4, 2023. Don’t miss out y’all.
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