upcoming Events

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ATLRadical Art's First Birthday Party!

8PM-2AM

Friday, September 20 2019


Georgia Beer Garden 420 Edgewood Ave SE, 

Atlanta, Georgia 30312


Come celebrate our first incredible year of programming, community building and the beginnings of a vibrant revolutionary art movement in Atlanta!

*Dj + Live Performances
*Website Launch
*Raffle Prizes & Art Auction
*Recap Videos from our first year programming

*Ages 21+
*Pay What You Can/Recommended $5 donation at door

Past events

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Monthly Mixers: Meet the Artists

This month, we will be providing an opportunity for Atlanta's Radical Art Community artists to introduce themselves: their visions and about their work(s), both previous and in progress. If you are new to the community, we invite you to share your draw to our community and what you would like to seek from the space, as well as projects you might be working on as well.

Introductions are *not* mandatory for attendance...just come and hang out with us! We hope that in getting to know each other and what we are working on, or WANT to be working on, we will be creating fertile grounds for new connections and collaborative works!

Join us for drinks at 7PM
Facilitated Introductions (on 2nd Floor) begin at 7.30PM

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Your Freedom Analyzed: July 4th Pop-Up Performances

This July 4th, join Atlanta's Radical Art Community for a special set of POP-UP walking performances!

***This is a free and family-friendly event***

Be part of confronting the false & incomplete history of the US’s settler colonial past and present.
Be part of telling the stories of millions of Americans who have nothing to celebrate on Independence Day.
Be part of honoring our freedom fighters and their visions of liberation.
Be part of our ART MOVEMENT and engage the community in the immediacy of our struggles:
-Against Borders & Deportation
-Against the Regulation of Reproductive Rights
-Against Capitalism
-Against White Supremacy
-Against Homophobia & Transphobia
-Towards justice, equality & dignity.

*Meet at Ponce City Market, beltline entrance, at 6.30pm PROMPT.
**Materials for participation will be provided by ARAC
***(~60min duration)

Get in touch with us! If you'd like to be part of the preparing for this event, contact atlradicalart@protonmail.com

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April Mixer: Stonewall Uprising [Screening]

Our next mixer is on April 4th and we will begin commemorating the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Join us for this special screening:

Stonewall Uprising (2010, 1h 22m)
"When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall Riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world."

  • Join us for drinks at 7PM
    Film Screening will begin at 7.30PM

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RIOT: Call for Artists!

RIOT: A CELEBRATION OF RIGHTEOUS RAGE
An Atlanta Radical Art Community Production
Curated by River (they/them)
APPLY BY March 18

“Protest art afflicts the comfortable and comforts the afflicted.”

Inviting justice-centered visual and performing artists of Atlanta to participate in the creation of a visual counterculture: a collective radical body of art responding to the social and political climate of our time.

Artists engaging topics of:

- Queer Liberation =/= Rainbow Capitalism
- Trans Identity
- Racism & Anti-blackness in the Queer Community
- Police Brutality

SPOTLIGHTING queer & trans artists of color across mediums (photography, drawing/painting, dancers, poets, musicians).

APPLY: Submit artist bio (with pronouns)+ headshot + social media + piece descriptions (with technical requirements) + video/visuals of previous work to atlradicalart@protonmail.com  

Entry Deadline: March 22 by 5PM EST
Time limit: 7 minutes

WHERE/WHEN: TBA with a Summer ’19 performance

*Application inquiries sent to atlradicalart@protonmail.com

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Atlanta's Radical Art Community: Monthly Mixers

Announcing @atlradicalart monthly mixers beginning next month and on every first Thursday! *Meet our community of protest artists *Introduce yourselves *Share your passion projects *Pitch ideas for future collaborative works *Get involved in our ongoing programming. We'll be discussing our next simulation production and upcoming Movement Testimony Masterclass at the first mixer on MARCH 7TH, 7-9PM. Join us & invite your creative comrades-- It's gonna be a rad time ✊🏾

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Resist: A Simulation of Struggle, Act II

THIS PROJECT is an experiment in liberation art and is the very first project of Resist: Atlanta’s Radical Art Community. A countercultural response to the social and political climate of our time, our artists will reclaim space and create a 60-minute simulation comprised of visual and performance projects and an interactive installation for attendees to navigate with the help of ally tour guides. This project and its ambassadors push back against: Racism, Sexism, Colonialism/Empire, Fascism, Transphobia, Homophobia, Islamophobia, Ableism and Xenophobia.

THIS MOMENT in history demands that we resist systems of oppression and repression attempting to conceal and censor our stories. In reimagining new futures for our marginalized communities, we must reclaim ownership of our narratives. We must exhaust every platform available to us so that the silenced and invisible can finally dictate the terms of engagement.

THIS MOVEMENT is a radical response to the moment and inspired by long held traditions of resistance art. It gives power to the immense potential of art to touch, move, and transport minds and bodies in an effort to connect the dots between the personal and political. It holds the art and the artist accountable to a great responsibility: to regard the audience’s experience as sacred. To spur thinking into spacio-temporal engagement and then into action through the stories they tell. This movement mitigates the numbing effects of information overload and transforms disenchantment into action.

OUR ARTISTS are a group of 13 who feel deeply that art is central to revolutionary work. We are artists committed to creating that which "comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.” We exert the power of art and the story unapologetically. We wield our voices, our bodies, our minds, our hearts to dance, sing, write, speak, paint, move, shout--that the stories and truths of our people will be made known to all who encounter us. We artists of color, of non-men, of trans, queer, and indigenous identities. We are artists existing across religions and no religion. We are artists from underserved communities and disenfranchised communities. We are immigrants and the children of immigrants. We are loud and and we are filled with righteous rage. 

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Resist: A Simulation of Struggle

THIS PROJECT is an experiment in liberation art and is the very first project of Resist: Atlanta’s Radical Art Community. A countercultural response to the social and political climate of our time, our artists will reclaim space and create a 60-minute simulation comprised of visual and performance projects and an interactive installation for attendees to navigate with the help of ally tour guides. This project and its ambassadors push back against: Racism, Sexism, Colonialism/Empire, Fascism, Transphobia, Homophobia, Islamophobia, Ableism and Xenophobia.

THIS MOMENT in history demands that we resist systems of oppression and repression attempting to conceal and censor our stories. In reimagining new futures for our marginalized communities, we must reclaim ownership of our narratives. We must exhaust every platform available to us so that the silenced and invisible can finally dictate the terms of engagement.

THIS MOVEMENT is a radical response to the moment and inspired by long held traditions of resistance art. It gives power to the immense potential of art to touch, move, and transport minds and bodies in an effort to connect the dots between the personal and political. It holds the art and the artist accountable to a great responsibility: to regard the audience’s experience as sacred. To spur thinking into spacio-temporal engagement and then into action through the stories they tell. This movement mitigates the numbing effects of information overload and transforms disenchantment into action.

OUR ARTISTS are a group of 16 who feel deeply that art is central to revolutionary work. We are artists committed to creating that which "comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable.” We exert the power of art and the story unapologetically. We wield our voices, our bodies, our minds, our hearts to dance, sing, write, speak, paint, move, shout--that the stories and truths of our people will be made known to all who encounter us. We artists of color, of non-men, of trans, queer, and indigenous identities. We are artists existing across religions and no religion. We are artists from underserved communities and disenfranchised communities. We are immigrants and the children of immigrants. We are loud and and we are filled with righteous rage.

Check back to this page frequently for updates and profiles on our participating artists, partners and pre-show events!

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Resist: Art Party Fundraiser

Come celebrate the artists of Resist: A Simulation of Struggle and participate in this PRE-SHOW EVENT on AUGUST 31st at the Georgia Beer Garden (Second Floor).

We continue our efforts to raise funds to provide our artists a dignified pay and make this grassroots project a great success! Having members of our community contribute to the visibility and sharing of our stories is a crucial step towards the reimagination of a future we seek to illustrate in RESIST. Your donations empower us, facilitate our creative processes and support the messages behind our work.

We will have several visual art pieces on sale as well as raffle prizes, which will be announced in the lead up to the party! All proceeds will go towards the show with the following breakdown: Artist Base Pay (50%), Venue (10%), Technical Equipment (10%), Installation/Exhibit (20%), Print Materials (10%).

**HOW TO DONATE**

(1) Contribute your artwork to be sold! Friends, Allies, Comrades, Supporters who make art: Please contact us via Messenger if you would like to contribute any of your work!

(2) Come buy local art at the party! Cash, credit/debit accepted.

(3) If you can't make the party but would still like to contribute to our fundraiser, visit our GoFundMe at: https://www.gofundme.com/resist-a-simulation-of-struggle

* 21+
* Non-alcoholic beverages available