Hank Willis Thomas


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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.

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 Art Basel Miami Beach

The Goodman Gallery attends Art Basel Mail Beach from the 4th to 7th of December at the Miami Convention centre, exhibiting the works by Willem Boshoff, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Mounir Fatmi, Kendell Geers, Alfredo Jaar, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Mikhael Subotzky, Hank Willis Thomas and Jeremy Wafer. This year’s Art Basel Miami Beach’s Art Public sector features work by Goodman Gallery artists Jaar and Thomas while young artists Haroon Gunn-Salie and Gerald Machona both have work on the film sector. Tracey Rose will present a continuous performance piece in the Positions sector where she will be represented by Dan Gunn.

Hank Willis Thomas dialogues across America, teaches in Virginia

Hank Willis Thomas is included in the exhibition of works by the Goodman Gallery at Frieze London from 15–18 October. Thomas is teaching part-time this fall as a Visiting Artist in the graduate photography and film department at Virginia Commonwealth University. His transmedia project titled Question Bridge, which facilitates a dialogue between black men from diverse backgrounds, will be shown at a number of galleries across the United States throughout October, including the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia from October 2 to January 3, 2015; the Schomburg Center for African American Culture and Research, New York City from October 3 to January 11, 2015; Winthrop University, Rock Hill, from October 7 to November 16; Rochester Contemporary Art, from October 3 to November 8; San Diego African American Museum of Art; and the Community Folk Art Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY from October 23 to December 13. Thomas’ work is also on show in October at galleries in Ho Chi Minh City, Sao Paolo and Paris.

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Press for Hank Willis Thomas

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)
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