Untitled (Blackness): Q+A With Hank Willis Thomas – Art in America

Untitled (Blackness): Q+A With Hank Willis Thomas – Conversations – News & Opinion – Art in America.

by Brian Boucher 09/19/11

American artist Hank Willis Thomas, who was born in New Jersey, grew up in New York and now lives in Paris, is included in the Istanbul Biennial’s group exhibition “Untitled (Passport).” His 2009 wall sculpture A Place To Call Home (Africa-America) is an approximately 8-foot-high metal map of the outline of North America, with, beneath it, Africa replacing South America. The striking visual symbol affords numerous interpretations: for example, Jens Hoffmann and Adriano Pedrosa, writing in the companion text, call it “a possible different history of the African diaspora.”

Hank is an P&I alum, 1998, see more of his work on his website.