November 9, 2013
Art Exhibition Opening: “Seen/Unseen”
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art
160 Tracy St.
The Georgia Virtual History Project and Athens Institute for Contemporary Art will present “Seen/Unseen,” a two-week exhibition dedicated to public history and the local past of Athens. Co-curated by Hope Hilton of ATHICA and Christopher Lawton, executive director of GVHP and a history instructor at UGA, the show will include digital media projects by UGA and Athens Academy history students. Part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival.
“Seen/Unseen” is designed to be a groundbreaking gallery experience that explores the intersections of art, history, performance and technology to connect Athens’ past with its present. The exhibition, according to Lawton, “will challenge what time has made invisible and reclaim historical, geographical, and intellectual spaces for long-forgotten people, stories, and events.
The GVHP is an effort to use new and interactive technologies to record the history of the state of Georgia and make it available to multiple audiences, from eighth-graders and the general public to college students and academic professionals.