Monument Lab

For Freedoms Across 50 States with Artist Hank Willis Thomas

Episode Summary

Artist Hank Willis Thomas is a leading thinker on monuments and one of the co-founders of For Freedoms, the largest public art campaign in the history of the United States. Willis Thomas worked with Monument Lab last year in Philadelphia on the prototype monument All Power to All People, a monumental-sized afro pick installed across from City Hall. He also produced Raise Up on the grounds of the National Peace and Justice Memorial in Birmingham. A new survey of his work, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal, is out in October 2018 from Aperture and the Portland Art Museum. In this episode, we are also joined by Evan Walsh, a photographer and For Freedoms Communications Coordinator.

Episode Notes

Artist Hank Willis Thomas is a leading thinker on monuments and one of the co-founders of For Freedoms, the largest public art campaign in the history of the United States. Willis Thomas worked with Monument Lab last year in Philadelphia on the prototype monument All Power to All People, a monumental-sized afro pick installed across from City Hall. He also produced Raise Up on the grounds of the National Peace and Justice Memorial in Birmingham. A new survey of his work, Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal, is out in October 2018 from Aperture and the Portland Art Museum. In this episode, we are also joined by Evan Walsh, a photographer and For Freedoms Communications Coordinator.