Renowned conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas b. How does it commodify race and gender? The series starts with , a year of heightened social and political protest that saw the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Thomas digitally stripped these advertisements of all text, including product names and slogans, allowing the impact of their images to be felt more acutely. That's why we can almost never tell what it's actually an ad for, because ads really aren't about the products.
Artist Hank Willis Thomas ‘unbrands” advertising culture at the Block Museum of Art
M. Hanks Gallery
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Selected Works. July 11 th — August 23 rd , Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce the collaborative project Question Bridge: Black Males and a selection of works by Hank Willis Thomas that will include Zero Hour from the Wayfarer series and new sculptural pieces that employ photographs, clothing, wood and plexiglass to explore complex narratives about race, history and visual culture.
Who is responsible for the meaning of an advertisement? Renowned conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas b. Within the images Thomas digitally removes slogans and product names from historical and contemporary advertisements, un-branding them, and asking us to confront the impact of images on the popular imagination. How does advertising shape our collective sense of self and individual sense of self-worth?