Hank Willis Thomas, Chris Johnson, Bayete Ross Smith, Kamal Sinclair
Question Bridge is trans-media art project that counters established notions of Black masculinity in the United States. The project presents nearly three hours of videotaped interviews with several dozen Black men, who are seen on multiple video screens. As a multi-generational and cross-national project, Question Bridge addresses pressing issues that Black men face in the United States. Men from Birmingham are included among the 150 participants of this dialogue, which encompasses issues of race, class, sexuality, and economic status. The provocative questions they pose range from political and humorous to painful and poignant. Visitors are invited to experience an intimate exchange between subjects of the project. The installation creates a platform for participants to represent and redefine Black male identity in America.
Sponsored by The Charles Barkley Foundation; additional support is provided by the City of Birmingham and the Alabama State Council on the Arts.
Art Speaks: 50 Years Forward is sponsored by Alabama Power Company, Protective Life Corporation, the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office, Vulcan Materials Corporation, and the Joseph S. Bruno Charitable Foundation.