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People recording messages in the Truth Booth.

Maybe They Can Handle the Truth: Hank Willis Thomas Will Take His Public Art Installation on a 50-State Tour

Hank Willis Thomas’s Truth Booth has been installed in diverse locations, from Collins Park in Miami to Bamyan, Afghanistan, as well as numerous places in between. (Most recently, the piece was on view at MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn.) The work is … Read More


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John Riepenhoff, 'Handler' series, 2015, wood, wire, clamp, and clothes, featuring works by, from left, Amanda Ross-Ho, Elise Hanson, and Michelle Grabner. KIMBERLY BINNS/COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY

John Riepenhoff at Atlanta Contemporary, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

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Zanele Muholi, 'Isibonelo/Evidence,' 2015, installation view.  COURTESY BROOKLYN MUSEUM, NEW YORK

‘Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence’ at Brooklyn Museum, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

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Rashid Johnson, 'Untitled Anxious Men,' 2015, installation view, at The Drawing Center. ANDRES RAMIREZ/©RASHID JOHNSON/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

‘Rashid Johnson: Anxious Men’ at The Drawing Center, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

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David Adjaye and Adjaye Associates, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA, ongoing. COURTESY ADJAYE ASSOCIATES

‘Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye’ at Art Institute of Chicago, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

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Nari Ward, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, We The People, 2011. PHOTO: NATHAN KEAY/©MCA CHICAGO; ART: COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG

‘The Freedom Principle’ at MCA Chicago, Selected by Hank Willis Thomas

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Hank Willis Thomas Selects ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’

This week’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” posts are going to be a little bit different. Instead of selecting shows from around the world to highlight, ARTnews’ editors asked Hank Willis Thomas to take the reins and pick five shows to present, and he has kindly agreed. … Read More


Pictures at an Exhibition
Hank Willis Thomas, Black Righteous Space (video still), 2012, interactive video installation, DVD (playlist and video installation), Mac mini, and microphone, 60 minutes.©HANK WILLIS THOMAS/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

‘In The Box: Hank Willis Thomas’ Black Righteous Space’ at Chrysler Museum of Art

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “In The Box: Hank Willis Thomas’ Black Righteous Space” is currently on view at Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia until Sunday, October 4. The interactive … Read More


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Screenshot of Kerry Marshall discussing Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' Odalisque in Grisaille.

The Met Posts the Second Season of Its Online Video Series ‘The Artist Project’

Earlier today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York posted the second season of The Artist Project on its website. As with its first season, the online video series features 20 contemporary artists discussing works in the Met’s encyclopedic … Read More


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‘Advertising Is Fueled By Prejudice’: An Hour With Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas was in his studio near the Port Authority bus terminal in Midtown Manhattan showing me a ten-year-old advertisement featuring the rapper 50 Cent.“We’ve become media-literate,” Thomas said. “We’ll consume an ad before we even look at it. … Read More


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Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado.


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Ryan Trecartin, Alec Soth, Frank Stella Included in Lineup for Anderson Ranch’s 2015 Summer Series

Aspen, Colorado’s renowned artist community Anderson Ranch has announced its lineup for its eight-week Featured Artists & Conversations Series, which brings together artists, critics, collectors, and curators together to participate in panel discussions, Q&As, and lectures.This year, participating artists include … Read More


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Hank Willis Thomas, The Cotton Bowl, series: Strange Fruit, digital c-print, 2011.

De Blasio Nominates Hank Willis Thomas for Painter Seat of Public Design Commission

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced his nominations for the Landmarks Preservation Commission and Public Design Commission. Among them is the artist Hank Willis Thomas, nominated for the Painter seat of the PDC.Willis Thomas is a sculptor, photographer, … Read More


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Art Basel Miami Beach’s Public Programming Includes Baselitz, Benglis, and Elmgreen & Dragset

Art Basel Miami Beach, which opens December 3, announced the participants in its Public section today, which will be held in Collins Park and feature 26 installations, from the likes of Georg Baselitz, Lynda Benglis, Elmgreen & Dragset, Ryan Gander, … Read More


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The Power of the Press: Artists Celebrate Ebony and Jet at The Studio Museum in Harlem

In November, 1942, John H. Johnson founded the Johnson Publishing Company and began publishing Negro Digest. Modeled after Reader’s Digest, the weekly publication was the first to focus solely on African-American history, literature, arts, and culture. “People thought he was … Read More