Philly Block Project: Preface

10 Mar - 30 Apr 2016
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, 1400 N. American Street, Philadelphia

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Hank Willis Thomas, Strawberry Mansion, 2011, installation view, Studio Museum in Harlem. Courtesy of Hank Willis Thomas and Wyatt Gallery.

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Hank Willis Thomas, Question Bridge: Black Males, portrait grid, 2012, transmedia project. Image courtesy of Question Bridge.
 

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Hank Willis Thomas and Sanford Biggers, Picture Windows, \Wayfarer series

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center presents Preface, a group exhibition that previews the work of Philadelphia Block Project collaborators Hank Willis Thomas, Lisa Fairstein, Wyatt Gallery, Hiroyuki Ito, Will Steacy, and Lori Waselchuk.

Igniting a dialogue on issues related to gentrification, Philadelphia Block Project invites conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas and a team of artists to engage the community through public forums and photography. The project culminates in a gallery installation of Thomas' recreation of a city block with a series of 1:1 scale photographs of South Kensington's people and buildings.