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ARTnews Presents ‘The Deciders,’ As Selected by Guest Editor Hank Willis Thomas

For the latest “Deciders” issue of ARTnews, we turned to the esteemed artist and activist Hank Willis Thomas as a guest editor to help identify and highlight individuals and institutions currently contributing to the cultural conversation in a pointed way—and moving that conversation forward. As Thomas explains in a Q&A about the project, he selected the Deciders featured in the list below as well as others featured in different ways in different sections of the magazine. Read on to learn more about the Deciders designees—and stay tuned as related features publish online in the weeks to come.

Rashid Johnson
Elizabeth Alexander
Stop DiscriminAsian

Other features:
“Best Practices” with Derrick Adams
“The ARTnews Accord” with Legacy Russell & Adrienne Edwards
“Perspectives” by Jerica D. Wortham

Deciders are listed in alphabetical order. Illustrations by Adam Easterling/Courtesy Hank Willis Thomas Studio.
A version of this article appears in the December 2021/January 2022 issue of ARTnews.