“Question Bridge: Black Males” originated as a platform for authentic exchanges about life for black men in America, revealing the rarely seen diversity of thought, character and identity within the black male population, a diversity too frequently reduced by media language. The installation changes with each venue, providing critical ground for community engagement and dialogue, a major component of the Norton Museum’s presentation.
Artist Chris Johnson’s 1996 video engagement at San Diego with different generations of African-American men was expanded into the version being exhibited as an art installation through the participation of Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair and Bayete Ross Smith. The project includes more than 1,600 video-recorded questions and answers from more than 160 men in nine American cities.
October 20, 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Curator’s Conversations, led by Cheryl Brutvan, director of curatorial affairs.
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