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Hank Willis Thomas Opens Up Space for Interpretation, Which Is Sometimes Risky Related Press Hank Willis Thomas Opens Up Space for Interpretation, Which Is Sometimes Risky 26 November 2019, Hyperallergic

PORTLAND, Ore. — The night I went to see Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal... I found the Portland Art Museum flooded with people museums often hope to draw in: a visibly diverse, casually

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When the Arts Resist Imperialism Related Press When the Arts Resist Imperialism 7 September 2019, Hyperallergic

A resplendent display of 272 fuchsia-colored paper lotus lanterns adorns the light-filled oculus on The Rubin Museum of Art's top floor. The sweeping circular installation, Lotus: Zone of Zero (2019

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‘We Are Family’: Aperture Fetes Agnes and Catherine Gund, Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas, Catherine Opie at Fall Gala Related Press ‘We Are Family’: Aperture Fetes Agnes and Catherine Gund, Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas, Catherine Opie at Fall Gala 5 November 2018, ARTnews

Last week, during the Aperture Foundation's fall gala at a cavernous space in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, Marilyn Minter turned to Catherine Opie while the two artists stood onstage together, and

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U.S. artist accused of stealing iconic images from South African photographers Related Press U.S. artist accused of stealing iconic images from South African photographers 17 October 2018, CBS News

An American artist is being accused of stealing works by South African photographers, who captured the atrocities of apartheid. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports one of South Afric

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The Striking Election-Season Billboards That Are Also Art Related Press The Striking Election-Season Billboards That Are Also Art 8 October 2018, Vanity Fair

The billboards going up around the country this week will have a familiar message for this midterm election: Vote. But featuring images of protests and reminders of the 2016 election, produced by some

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On photographs and the art of ‘remixing’ images Related Press On photographs and the art of ‘remixing’ images 5 October 2018, Mail&Guardian

Recently, American artist Hank Willis Thomas's work, Gravitas, in which he made use of a photograph taken by Graeme Williams, was shown by Thomas's gallery, the Goodman, at the 2018 Joburg Art Fair. T

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Plagiarism or remixing? South African photographer accuses artist of theft Related Press Plagiarism or remixing? South African photographer accuses artist of theft 13 September 2018, The Guardian

A renowned American artist has been accused of plagiarising and profiteering from an iconic image by a South African photographer that came to symbolise the collapse of apartheid. Graeme Williams sa

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The art of the beautiful game: football moves off pitch and into the museum Related Press The art of the beautiful game: football moves off pitch and into the museum 16 June 2018, Wallpaper*

Football has many guises. It is a pastime where schoolboys scrape knees in a courtyard; a tear-jerking symbol of national pride; a multi-billion dollar industry with corporate interest.

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