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Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from Atlanta

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Headshots of the six artists in the Of Origins exhibition at the High.

Event Details

July 25, 2019
7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.

Price

Free with Museum Admission ($14.50)
Free for Members (with promo code)

Location

High Museum of Art
Hill Auditorium

Event Description

Join us for a lively discussion with artists Jessica Caldas, Yehimi Cambrón, Xie Caomin, Wihro Kim, Dianna Settles and Cosmo Whyte, all featured in Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from Atlanta. Curator Michael Rooks will lead this conversation as they examine their work as it addresses issues related to place, belonging and heritage.

Jessica Caldas
Caldas is an artist, advocate and activist whose work connects personal and community narratives to larger themes related to sexual and gendered violence, systems of disempowerment and social justice.

Yehimi Cambrón
Cambrón is an artist, educator and activist whose work draws on her own experience as an undocumented immigrant in the United States to frame a perspective on the highly politicized immigration debate.

Xie Caomin
Originally from China, artist and educator Alan Caomin Xie creates works that explore issues of acculturation, spiritual enlightenment and cycles of creation and destruction and dissolution and coalescence.

Wihro Kim
Kim, born in New York and raised in Georgia, creates dreamlike paintings and installations that suggest an emotional interiority conditioned by memory and longing.

Dianna Settles
A Georgia native, Settles is a Vietnamese-American artist, musician and gallerist whose work focuses on everyday, commonplace settings to counter fetishized and passive images of women of color.

Cosmo Whyte
Whyte, an artist and educator, was born in St. Andrew, Jamaica, in 1982. His work contends with the legacy of colonialism and the urgency of forced migration.

Free Member tickets available with promotional code sent by email.

Venue

High Museum of Art Atlanta
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, 30305 United States
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Website:
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