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Q&A with Hank Willis Thomas
September 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The AAC in partnership with the Cincinnati Art Museum is pleased to host Hank Willis Thomas in a virtual event titled Ask Hank and install his For Freedoms billboard All Li es Matter.
AAC students will ask questions of Hank Willis Thomas about his art practice, community organizing and activism. As and action of open social equality, questions will be crowd sourced to invite all to participate. Cincinnati Art Activists, community members and of course AAC students are encouraged to go to —- and submit questions to Thomas. Nathaniel Stein, Associate Curator of Photography at the Cincinnati Art Museum and Emily Hanako Momohara, Associate Professor of Studio Art at the AAC will gather the questions which will be presented by AAC students and local art activists.
The event will be live streamed on Facebook and will have an additional audience response Q+A at the end of the event.
All Li es Matter will be hung on the front of the AAC building on Jackson street from September 3-November 9, 2020 in tandem with the Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal… The All Li es Matter billboard was part of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative which took place in 2018 a project in which the AAC also participated in with town hall programming and an exhibition, Ohio Artists For Freedoms. Thomas created the billboard inspired by the hashtag #allivesmatter which was created in opposition to #blacklivesmatter. His response directly addresses the Black Lives Matter movement, current equitable social structures and the need to for black Americans to be enfranchised.