Who: Curated by Lawrence Azerrad
Ruby Savage | Floyd Hall | Marlon Fuentes
When: 9th April, 2021 - Ongoing
Centering creatives who invent new realities through design and music, The Future Happened dives into everything from the origins of the LP cover to augmented reality audio production. The exhibition examines how innovation in design and technology deepen our relationship with music. It also showcases new and radical narratives that have the power to transform our ways of being in the world.
The Future Happened is rooted in Atlanta and charts the city’s vast sphere of influence locally and globally, while highlighting 40 artists from Europe, Africa, Japan and across the United States. Featured artists represent many genres – from Afro-fusion and hip-hop to indie rock, nu metal, punk, electronica, rapper poet, house pop and soul – and include Adama Jalloh, Charlotte Adigéry, Clipping, Peter Saville, Nep Sidhu, Daito Manabe, Spillage Village and more.
“The exhibition opens our eyes to new and radical narratives that have the power to transform our ways of being in the world,” says Lawrence Azerrad, Grammy Award-winning creative director and author, and the exhibition’s lead curator. “It examines how design can be key in sharing our stories and amplifying our power to make a difference in the world, alongside exploring innovation in design and technology that opens our eyes to new and radical narratives that have the power to transform our ways of being in the world.”
Featuring projects like an interactive walkthrough and sonic experience through the original home and studio of Atlanta’s legendary Dungeon Family; work inspired by the exhibition from Atlanta-based freestyle organization Soul Food Cypher; and interviews and Insight into Artwork for Burna Boy, Clipping, Deftones, Jidenna, Shabazz Palaces, Spillage Village & more.