Atlanta’s fourth annual night of art + experimentation, returns to the Castleberry Hill Arts District on Saturday, October 5. This year’s event is curated by Helena Reckitt, an internationally respected curator and critic.
Reckitt’s curatorial theme, Free Association, evokes the pleasure of mixing and mingling at street level that is central to Flux Night, and that car-centric Atlanta does not always afford. It also points to the strong history of digital art and collective activity within the city.
Flux Night 2013 will have two categories of projects: curated projects selected directly by Reckitt and proposed projects selected from an open call for proposals by a committee that will include Reckitt along with Flux Projects staff and board.
About the curator
Helena Reckitt is an independent curator and critic based in London, UK. Formerly Senior Curator of Programs at the Power Plant Toronto, she has held curatorial and programming positions at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, and was an associate editor at Routledge publishers. Reckitt was one of three curators for Toronto’s 2012 Nuit Blanche. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions with artists including Yael Bartana, Keren Cytter, Harrell Fletcher, Joachim Koester, Ryan Trecartin, Paul Shambroom, and Carey Young. Her group exhibitions have explored inter-species relations (‘Adaptation’, 2010), memory and re-enactment (‘Not Quite How I Remember It’, 2008), and corporate and academic behavior (‘What Business Are You In?’, 2005). She is currently Senior Lecturer in Curating at Goldsmiths College, London.
MailChimp, Georgia Council for the Arts–a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affaiars, Turner Broadcasting Company, Inc., the LUBO Fund, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council, Creative Loafing, Proper Medium, The Ultramind, No Mas! Hacienda & Cantina, and Sunbelt Rentals