I’m in Prague for the month of June doing a residency at the MEETFactory. My host, Lucie Drdova of Drdova gallery, has been the perfect guide introducing me to artists, curators, museum staff, collectors and non-profits in Prague and Brno–the second largest city in the Czech republic.
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The Unscripted ArtChat started off with Hank photographing the audience photographing him:
And went on to presentation of Hank’s work and a recount of the conversation that led up to the Rubell Family Collection’s very successful “30 Americans” exhibition that originated in 2009 and is currently still traveling. The conversation was simultaneously playful (Don and Mera cutting each other off and sweetly scolding one another) and critical (Hank shared results of his research interviewing thousands of black men about their identity, likes and dislikes essentially dispelling the myth that there are overarching and defining tendencies to this “category”).
After dinner talk was not light either as dinner guests pitted statics to Hank who argued for the accuracy of his survey approach. One could not ask for better panelists or dinner guests.
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