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New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch

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CREDIT: Victoria Dugger. It Ain’t That Deep, 2021. Gouache, sequins, glitter on panel, 36" x 52”
LADIES FIRST: Five women artists come together for a beautiful exhibition at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
  • 01/27/2023 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 01/28/2023 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 01/29/2023 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 01/31/2023 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 02/01/2023 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 02/02/2023 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cost: Free,
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CL Critic Okla Jones, III Recommends: Opening in January 2023, the exhibition New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch unites five emerging Georgia women artists contemplating a strange and uncertain future. This collaboration between the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Georgia Committee offers an opportunity to speculate on what the future might hold amidst a time of cultural, political and environmental tumult. Featuring the works of Anila Quayyum Agha, Marianna Dixon Williams, Melissa Messina, Namwon Choi, and Shanequa Gay, this exhibition examines how our societal conditions have impacted artists’ visions for the future or inspired them to create alternative realities. When women artists envision a different world, how does that look? Upon the conclusion of this show, One artist will be chosen from the Georgia exhibition for an exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. slated for spring 2024.OJ

From the venue:

Opening in January 2023, the exhibition New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch unites five emerging Georgia women artists contemplating a strange and uncertain future. In a moment of dramatic cultural, political and environmental tumult, New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch offers an opportunity to speculate on what our shared destinies might hold. The exhibition, organized by the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, examines how our societal conditions have impacted artists’ visions for the future or inspired them to create alternative realities. When women artists envision a different world, how does that look?

New Worlds is co-curated by Melissa Messina and Sierra King and will be presented at Atlanta Contemporary January 27-June 4, 2023. One artist will be chosen from the Georgia exhibition for an exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. slated for spring 2024.

The Women to Watch exhibition is a highly-competitive exhibition held approximately every three years. A Georgia-based curator is invited to select a group of five Georgia women artists whose work fits within the exhibition’s theme. The program is designed to increase the visibility of, and critical response to, promising women artists. Additionally, the program seeks to incorporate high quality art professionals into the committees’ activities. Women to Watch is an exhibition program that features underrepresented and emerging women artists. The previous Women to Watch exhibition in 2020 was curated by the High Museum of Art’s Wieland family curator of modern and contemporary art, Michael Rooks.

The New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch exhibition is an important move toward greater equity in the arts when major art museums across the United States have devoted the majority of their collection holdings to work by male artists.

With a track record of supporting women artists (76% of its exhibiting artists are female), the non-profit alternative art space Atlanta Contemporary has a mission that aligns perfectly with the Georgia Committee’s goal to support and advocate for women artists in Georgia.

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