Resist: Atlanta’s Radical Art Community will be presenting “A Simulation of Struggle,” the group’s first exhibition on Sept. 21 and 22 at Collective Ink & Arts Studio at 7:30 p.m. At the event, a group of 16 artists will use their talents to push back against the forces that stifle marginalized voices.
The event will be held at 675 Metropolitan Pkwy SW #5097, Atlanta, Ga., 30310.
An experiment in “liberation art,” this multimedia project is “a counter-cultural response to the social and political climate of our time,” according to program materials. Artists will craft a 60-minute exhibition comprised of visual and performance projects to help attendees question their perceptions and privileges as well as offer an interactive installation attendees are invited to navigate with an ally from the project.
“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,” the show’s organizer and curator, Rozina Shiraz Gilani, writes. “We are 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 under-served communities and disenfranchised communities. We are immigrants and the children of immigrants. We are loud and we are filled with righteous rage.”
Event organizers warn participants may experience moments of emotional and moderate physical distress designed to help unpack privilege and understand the experiences of under-represented groups. This may include “being placed in brief periods of isolation, blindfolding, or instructions on restricted movement. Every action will be explained and go to inform the educational experience,” according to program materials.
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