With the shutdown of all public spaces, museums have had to pivot to the new reality by offering alternative ways to see what’s inside those closed doors.
Veronica Kessenich, the executive director of the Atlanta Contemporary, spoke with “City Lights'” host Lois Reitzes via Zoom about the digital programming the institution has rolled out.
Their current two virtual exhibitions are the “Life and Death of Charles Williams” and “Project Spaces: The End is Near!” You can find several of their upcoming events and programming online.
Zapah_lab, founded by Arianna Khmelniuk, an olfactory artist, is currently available through April 30. She will be teaching audiences how to create a scent and about the natural building blocks of a new smell.
“Art is not just traditional works that are hung on walls or sculptures that are placed on pedestals. And I think as we continue to navigate through this new normal, the notion of space and what is public and private and the idea of scent and memory and loss, I just think that it made sense [to have Khmelniuk in the programming],” said Kessenich.