PhotographyContemporary Art

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.