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Artist Hank Willis Thomas talks with award-winning art historian, author, and curator Dr. Kellie Jones about his new book, All Things Being Equal (Aperture 2018), which surveys Thomas’s prolific and extraordinary interdisciplinary career. In the ten years since his first publication, Pitch Blackness (Aperture 2008), Thomas has become known for his ability to critically dissect the flow of images in American visual culture, especially with attention to race, gender, and cultural identity. Presented in partnership with Aperture and in connection with our exhibition Something to Say: Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Deborah Kass, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Hank Willis Thomas.
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Image caption and credit: Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976). Counterbalance, 2015; from the series Punctum. Fiberglass with chameleon auto paint finish. (Photo: From Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal(Aperture/Portland Art Museum, 2018). © Hank Willis Thomas)