9.29.22 - 10.2.22



Designing the Future of Music
Virtual Exhibtion

CLOSED during Atlanta Art Week

Photo courtsey of MODA

Centering creatives who invent new realities through design and music,
dives into everything from the origins of the LP cover to augmented reality audio production.

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, metal, punk, electronica, rapper poet, house pop, and soul – and include Adama Jalloh, Charlot, Adigéry, Clipping, Peter Saville, Nep Sidhu, Daito Manabe, Spillage Village and more.

“The exhibition opens our eyes to new and radica narratives that have the power to transform ourways 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 is 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 narrative 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.

Photo courtsey of MODA

About the Museum

MODA's mission is to advance the understanding and appreciation of design as the convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education, and programming for visitors of all ages. We pursue our mission because we envision  world that celebrates design as a creative force that inspires change, transforms lives, and makes the world a better place. MODA is the only museum in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to the study an celebration of all things design. Formed in 1989 as the Atlanta International Museum of Art  Design, MODA has grown and evolved over the years to become the Southeast’s only design museum In 2011, MODA moved to its current home in the heart of the Midtown Arts District. This transitio has been critical to the Museum’s recent success, offering premium street visibility and immediat proximity to the city’s most important arts organizations MODA strives to bring more design to Atlanta everyday. The work of our staff and board of directors is structured by two research questions: What is the museum of the 21st century?

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