Talk by OPP: Other People's Property artist Hank Willis Thomas and curator Kalia BrooksTalk by OPP: Other People's Property artist Hank Willis Thomas and curator Kalia Brookshttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/219051WCC Art Gallery2013-01-25T16:30:002013-01-25T17:30:00
January 25,2013 4:30PM–5:30PM
WCC Art Gallery
Talk by "OPP: Other People's Property" artist Hank Willis Thomas and curator Kalia Brooks
Hank Willis Thomas "Football and Chain", 2011 courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery
Artist Hank Willis Thomas and curator Kalia Brooks will lead a gallery talk in coordination with the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery exhibition OPP: Other People's Property. Opening Reception for the exhibition to follow from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Curated by Kalia Brooks, OPP: Other People's Property surveys the work of photo conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas. Across photography, film, sculpture and other media, Thomas recontextualizes the visual languages deployed by advertising and popular culture writ large, considering how contrived visions of beauty perpetuate race and gender-based identities. Re-circulating that imagery, Thomas's work traces the threads by which identity, ownership, authorship, and commerce grip the body, particularly the black body. In so doing, Thomas understands bodies both as sites of identification and objects of consumption, considering our own formation as consumer-subjects and viewers.
OPP: Other People's Property is made possible with the support of the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and the Mellon Tri-College Creative Residencies Program. haverford.edu/hcah
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