Paris and New York are considered capitals of the art world, but why not Atlanta? Artists from the South have never received the same level of acclaim as their counterparts in other parts of the U.S. and the world. Starting Saturday, the Atlanta Biennial returns after a nine-year hiatus to shine a spotlight on Southern artists.

We speak with Atlanta Contemporary Art Center curator Daniel Fuller about the exhibition, and local artists Fahamu Pecou and Lucha Rodriguez about gaining more respect for Southern art. 

The Atlanta Biennial opens Saturday at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, bringing attention to artists from across the South.