On March 24, 2018 writer and critic Antwaun Sargent presented a public program at Atlanta Contemporary in dialogue with Atlanta Contemporary artist in residence Masud Olufani and Artadia awardee Michi Meko.
Antwaun Sargent is a writer and critic living and working in New York City. Recently he wrote “We Are More Than This,” an essay for the Tate Modern on the occasion of the museum’s exhibition, “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” and is in conversation with filmmaker and artist Arthur Jafa in the Dallas Museum of Art’s “Truth: 24 frames per second” exhibition catalogue.His writing has appeared in the New Yorker and The New York Times. This summer he is co-curating the 2018 Aperture Summer Open.
Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artists’ cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary has since become one of the southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. They play a vital role in Atlanta’s cultural landscape by presenting six–10 exhibitions within four seasonal cycles each year, featuring consequential artists from the local, national, and international art scenes. They are one of the few local institutions that commissions new works by artists, paying particular attention to artists of note who have not had a significant exhibition in the Southeast. They organize 50+ diverse educational offerings annually, unrivaled by other local organizations of our size. They are the only local organization to provide on-site subsidized studio space to working artists through their Studio Artist Program, removing cost as a barrier to the creative process. Admission to Atlanta Contemporary is always free.