1. Hank Willis Thomas: Work in Society's Subconscious

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    Hank Willis Thomas has made it his mission to "not make sense out of things we think make sense," challenging our perceptions of identity, history, and symbols. In his 99U talk, Thomas shares what he’s learned from creating his provocative body of work, including the repurposing of iconic brand imagery as a commentary on race and class, particularly in regard to African-American males. Among the work he shares with us the "Truth Booth," an inflatable confession booth that he toured around the world asking locals to complete the sentence “The Truth is…” Or the Question Bridge, where African-American men of all ages and walks of life ask and answer each other's questions via online video. "Whoever is holding the frame affects what we see," says Thomas. "It can never actually tell the whole truth. There are more things happening outside of the frame of a camera than within it." About Hank Willis Thomas Hank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. He received a BFA in Photography and Africana studies from New York University and his MFA/MA in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of Arts. Thomas’ monograph, Pitch Blackness, was published by Aperture in 2008. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad including, Galerie Anne De Villepoix in Paris, Annarumma 404 in Milan, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, among others. Thomas’ work is in numerous public collections including The Museum of Modern Art New York, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The High Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. His collaborative projects have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and installed publicly at the Oakland International Airport, The Birmingham International Airport, The Oakland Museum of California and the University of California, San Francisco. Recent notable exhibitions include Hank Willis Thomas at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Strange Fruit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Picture Windows: Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Sanford Biggers at the International Center for Photography, and the Istanbul Biennial. Thomas is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and Goodman Gallery in South Africa.

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    • Question Bridge and Dialogues: Young Men of Color - 1 minute promo

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      This is a one-minute promo for Question Bridge: Black Males and Dialogues: Young Men of Color, appearing at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center from October 3 through November 16, 2014. The piece shows excerpts from Question Bridge and Hank Willis Thomas gives a brief explanation of the project.

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      • Conversations with Creatives: Interview with Bleu Cease of Rochester Contemporary Art Center

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        In this episode of Conversations with Creatives, Bleu Cease, the Executive Director of the Rochester Contemporary Art Center talks about the upcoming transmedia exhibition Question Bridge, the concept behind the exhibition, and why he brought it to Rochester.

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        • UNSCRIPTED BAL HARBOUR ART CHAT

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          UNSCRIPTED BAL HARBOUR ART CHAT: “LET’S GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: THE ART OF GENTLE PROVOCATION.” A CONVERSATION WITH MERA AND DON RUBELL AND HANK WILLIS THOMAS. Videography & editing by: Paul Aleksinko New York Style Video Nystylevideo@aol.com 954-701-4586

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          • "Am I Going Too Fast?" a short film by Hank Willis Thomas & Christopher Myers

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            "Am I Going Too Fast? is a digital tapestry of the intersecting worlds and interactions of craftspeople, shopkeepers, and ordinary folks whose lives have been transformed by new technologies, cell phone banking, and micro-finance; threads that weave together to form a web of connection and possibility in contemporary Nairobi. Hank Willis Thomas is the creator of Question Bridge: Black Male a non-fiction new media project and recipient of a New Media Fellowship, New Media Fund grant from the Tribeca Film Institute and Aperture West Book Prize. Co-Director Christopher Myers is an artist and writer best known for his books for young people which have garnered Caldecott Honors and been shortlisted for the National Book Award. www.sundance.org/anotheryou

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            • ICP Lecture Series: Hank Willis Thomas 2/28/2007

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              • Artist’s Perspective: 30 Americans, presented by Hank Willis Thomas

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                Lecture presented on October 24, 2013 Frist Center for the Visual Arts By employing the language of popular culture and advertising in his work, Hank Willis Thomas explicitly addresses race, class, and history in a way that is accessible and easy to decode. His intention is to use the familiar to draw connections and provoke conversations about issues and histories that are often forgotten, or avoided in our commerce-infused daily lives. In this lecture, the 30 Americans artist explores how the visual culture of the past affects and intersects with our current world-view. 30 Americans is on view at the Frist Center from October 11, 2013 through January 12, 2014.

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                • 2013 Installation at Haverford College, Philadelphia

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                  2013 White Boys Installation at Haverford College, Philadelphia Video by Corey Chao Edited by Delia Hernandez Featuring Matthew Callinan

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                  • Question Bridge Interactive Video

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                    Meet the new questionbridge.com - a responsive design platform created to facilitate a healing dialogue within a demographic. When finished, our website will use 21st century technology and social media culture to expose the true complexity, diversity and humanity of an identity group. http://kck.st/12ffFyC

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