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Join us for a conversation between artist Nancy Baker Cahill and Art Papers editor + artistic director Sarah Higgins as they discuss Baker Cahill’s work, her grounding in drawing, her current exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of Art and the Georgia Museum of Art, and how virtual artworks can address climate crises. They will also discuss.  Stone Speaks, Baker Cahill’s work with Sophia the Robot, currently on view in Piedmont Park through April 1, 2024.

This event is presented in collaboration with ART PAPERS LIVE and the Atlanta Design Festival.

Stone Speaks and its associated programs are sponsored by Perennial Properties.

About Nancy Baker Cahill

Nancy Baker Cahill is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist whose hybrid practice focuses on systemic power, consciousness, and the human body. She creates research-based immersive experiences, video installations, and conceptual blockchain projects rooted in the history of drawing. Her monumental, augmented reality (AR) artworks extend and subvert the lineage of land art, often highlighting the climate crisis, civics, and a desire for more equitable futures. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free, AR public art platform exploring site interventions, resistance, and inclusive creative expression.

Her geolocated AR installations have been exhibited globally and have earned her profiles in the New York Times, Frieze Magazine, and The Art Newspaper, among other publications, and she was included in ARTnews’ list of 2021 ‘Deciders’. Her work has been exhibited internationally at museums and galleries, and her solo exhibition ‘Slipstream: Table of Contents’ was recently acquired by LACMA. In 2023, she will have her first solo mid-career retrospective exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art which will travel through 2025. Her immersive film SEEK will premiere as the first art experience at COSM in Los Angeles in 2024. In the fall of 2023, Baker Cahill will present CENTO, a new video and AR commission at The Whitney Museum of American Art, to be acquired into the collection.

Baker Cahill is an artist scholar alumnus of the Berggruen Institute, a 2021 resident at Oxy Arts’ ‘Encoding Futures’ focused on AR monuments, and a TEDx speaker. In 2021, she was awarded the Williams College Bicentennial Medal of Honor and received the C.O.L.A. Master Artist Fellowship. She is a 2022 LACMA Art and Tech Grant recipient and was the January 2023 Gazelli.O Resident Artist at Gazelli Art House in London.

About Sarah Higgins

Sarah Higgins is editor + artistic director of Art Papers. Previously, she was curator at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University from 2015-2018. She has curated over 40 exhibitions featuring a diverse range of emerging, established, and international artists for institutions such as the Hessel Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the Zuckerman Museum of Art.

From 2013-2015, Higgins worked as graduate program coordinator at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. She was exhibition coordinator for the 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, a member of the curatorial team for 199A–199B, a retrospective of works from the 1990s by Liam Gillick in the Hessel Museum of Art, and curatorial fellow at the New Museum, NY. She was community arts director and curator of Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida from 2007–2011 where she developed multidisciplinary arts and residency programs, community outreach, and educational programming. Before 2007, she worked as an Educator at Artpace, in San Antonio, Texas. Higgins holds a BFA in Printmaking & Sculpture from the Atlanta College of Art and a M.A. in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Photo of Nancy Baker Cahill by Mark Escribano
Photo of Sarah Higgins by Matt Haffner

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