AUG “10″ exhibition in San Salvador

“10,” MARTE Contemporary’s 10 year anniversary exhibition features 20 artists, and opens on Tuesday curated by myself and Lucas Arevalo.  It has been an incredible process to learn about the artwork and work with the artists in the show.

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MAY: We gave them something to talk about…

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.

With charming guests Hank Willis Thomas, and Mera and Don Rubell