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Artist Hank Willis Thomas on “Amelia Falling” and “What Goes Without Saying”

In this Skype interview, artist Hank Willis Thomas discusses his work, Amelia Falling and What Goes Without Saying, featured in the exhibition, From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art, on view Nov 25, 2016–Apr 2, 2017 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum.

The exhibition features the works of twenty-four international artists who grapple with memories that are not their own, and question the representation of truths related to ancestral and collective memory—ultimately attempting to deal with their own past.

Featured Artwork: Hank Willis Thomas, Amelia Falling, 2014. Glass mirror and silver. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; Hank Willis Thomas, What Goes Without Saying, 2012. Wooden pillory and microphone. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

supporters

Leadership Support for digital media at The Contemporary Jewish Museum is generously provided by the Jim Joseph Foundation.

From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Lead sponsorship is provided by the Koret Foundation and Gaia Fund. Major sponsorship is provided by Dorothy R. Saxe and Wendy and Richard Yanowitch. Patron sponsorship is provided by Shana Nelson Middler and David Middler and by Anita and Ronald Wornick. Supporting sponsorship is provided in honor of Ellen Kahn. Additional support is provided by Rosanne and Al Levitt and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibition program is supported by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.