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Goodman Gallery at Art Basel 2015

At this year’s Art Basel, Goodman Gallery’s status as one of the oldest and most established commercial art galleries in Africa means it is ideally positioned to present significant contemporary works by established artists, and distinctive works by new visionaries. These include South African artists William Kentridge, Kendell Geers, Mikhael Subotzky, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, as well as Nigerian artist ruby onyinyechi amanze and Moroccan artist mounir fatmi. We also include work of major international artists who speak to the African condition: Liza Lou, Hank Willis Thomas, and Alfredo Jaar. Art Basel 2015 provides Goodman Gallery with an opportunity to define aspects of the African moment, and to engage in the discourse about artistic practice on and connected to the continent.

Hank Willis Thomas in Colorado

Hank Willis Thomas is included in the latest Summer Series: Featured Artists & Conversations programme at Anderson Ranch Arts Centre in Colorado, US. On 2 July he was present to speak about issues in contemporary art and art making.

Hank Willis Thomas at Jack Shainman Gallery and others

Hank Willis Thomas holds a solo exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery from 10 April to 23 May titled Unbranded: A Century of White Women 1915 – 2015. Willis Thomas also appears on the exhibition Secondhand at Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, until the end of May. The exhibition features artists who build repositories of found images, from which they appropriate, construct, edit, and sequence in order to create something entirely new. Other exhibitions showing the work of Willis Thomas include Terminal: On Mortality and Beauty, at the Photo Center NorthWest until 4 April, Making Histories, H&R Black Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute until 4 April, Repetition and Difference at the New York Jewish Museum until 8 August and Remember Me at the Gallery Michel Rien, Paris, until 18 April.

Goodman Gallery at SP-Arte in Sao Paulo

For this year’s SP-Arte due to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 9 to 12 April the Goodman Gallery has the singular distinction of being the sole representative of the African continent among the galleries from 17 countries. The Goodman Gallery will present historically significant works of a contemporary nature by senior artists, as well as distinctive works by new visionaries. International artists represented by Goodman Gallery will present work within the South African context or works that reference the broader African experience. The booth brings together Carla Busuttil, Kudzanai Chiurai, Kendell Geers, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Mishek Masamvu, Mikhael Subotzky, Hank Willis Thomas, and Jeremy Wafer.


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  • Solo exhibitions

    Hank Willis Thomas / History Doesn't Laugh / 2014

    Hank Willis Thomas / History Doesn't Laugh / 2014

    Hank Willis Thomas / All Things Being Equal... / 2010

    Group exhibitions

    Edge of Silence / 2015

    Other People's Memories / 2015

    HANK WILLIS THOMAS / BLACK RIGHTEOUS SPACE / FEATURING THE BROTHER MOVES ON

    Advance/...Notice / 2012

    Eat Me / 2011

    In Other Words

    Winter Show / Joburg / 2010

    In Context / 2010

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    Hank Willis Thomas / The New Yorker / New York / 13 August 2015

    Instagram’s Mark on Public Art BY ANTWAUN SARGENT (332 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Architectural Digest / New York / 14 August 2015

    HANK WILLIS THOMAS’S NEW INSTALLATION ABOUT TRUTH POPS UP IN DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN By Alexa Lawrence (375.4 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Artnet.news / United States / 9 August 2015

    Hank Willis Thomas Speaks the Truth in 22 Languages By Sarah Cascone (3.2 MB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / The Boston Globe / Boston / 30 June 2015

    Hank Willis Thomas’s slick image masks a closed door By Sebastian Smee (167.6 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Campaign / United kingdom / 6 July 2015

    What a decade of ads say about a woman's place by Marian Salzman (117 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Art In America / New York / 3 June 2015

    Hank Willis Thomas By Jean Dykstra (271 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Crave Online / Los Angeles / 18 May 2015

    What makes a white woman a white woman? By Ernest Hardy (1 MB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / The Brooklyn Rail / New York / May 2015

    In Conversation: Hank Willis Thomas with Allie Biswas By Allie Biswas (3 MB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / The Daily Beast / New York / 3 May 2015

    The Black Artist Who Thinks Race Is Fake By Emily Shire (950.3 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / International Center of Photography / New York / 30 April

    Interview with Hank Willis Thomas for question Bridge By Pauline Vermare (75.4 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / The Guardian / United Kingdom / 29 April 2015

    The truth about adverts: selling the White Woman By Arwa Mahdawi (2.1 MB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Town and Country Magazine / New York / 20 April 2015

    101 Years of White Women in Ads by Kevin Conley (4.1 MB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / www.NPR.org / Washington D.C / 19 April 2015

    Wordless Ads Speak Volumes In 'Unbranded' Images Of Women By NPR Staff (498 KB)

    SP-Arte / Folha de S.Paulo / Brazil / 3 April 2015

    Equal in inequality, Brazil and South Africa lock dialogue in SP-Arte By Silas Marti (769.7 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Huffpost Arts and Culture / United States / 9 April 2014

    How 100 Years Of Advertisements Created The 'White American Woman' By Huffpost Arts and Culture (5.3 MB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Art News / New York / 7 April 2015

    'Advertising is fueled by prejudice': An hour with Hank Willis Thomas By M.H. Miller (528.3 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Hyperallergic / Brooklyn / 20 March 2015

    Celebrating Photographers of Color and the Collectives That Have Nurtured Them by John Edwin Maso (5.7 MB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Broadway World / United States / 27 February 2015

    Exhibition of Contemporary Art + Collection Opens 3/13 at Jewish Museum By Visual Arts News Desk (117 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / The Art News Paper / United Kingdom / 17 February 2015

    “Through a Lens Darkly” aims to show the hidden history of African American artists using the medium By Iain Millar (100.9 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / The Wall Street Journal / New York / 25 June 2014

    No Longer Empty's 'If You Build It' Opens at Harlem's Sugar Hill: Group Holds Exhibits In Places That Rarely See Contemporary Art by Jessica Dawson (377.5 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Art South Africa / South Africa / Issue 4 / June 2014

    Hank Willis Thomas, History Doesn't Laugh by Thsolofelo Moche (596 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Business Day Live / Johannesburg / 6 March 2014

    Series of new takes on old images suggests that context is the key by Chris Thurman ()

    Hank Willis Thomas / Mail & Guardian / Johannesburg / 4 March 2014

    'History Doesn't Laugh' For Hank Willis Thomas by Garreth Van Niekerk ()

    Hank Willis Thomas / Time Lightbox / United States / 19 April 2011

    Erasing Type: Hank Willis Thomas on What Advertisements are Really Saying by Time Photo Department (239 KB)

    Hank Willis Thomas / Wanted Magazine / South Africa / May 2010

    Flipping the Script by Nadine Rubin Nathan (5 MB)