AEIVA Gallery II Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded
Hank Willis Thomas’ 2005–08 series Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America 1968-2008 decontextualizes advertising images targeted toward African-American audiences in print magazines including Ebony and Jet. For this series, Thomas appropriates and removes all branding from 4 decades of advertising photography. The result is a deceptively simple but shockingly insightful commentary on the ability of advertising to shape our cultural development and perceptions. Using the years of Martin Luther King’s assassination and President Barack Obama’s election as start and end points, Thomas challenges viewers to distinguish between the messages conveyed through text and visual imagery.
UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine PresentsRaising Our Voices: Stories of Cancer told through Movement, Music + Voice
UAB Institute for Arts in Medicine and critically acclaimed Stuart Pimsler Dance Theater, a Minneapolis-based performing arts company, will present their National Endowment for the Arts project, “Raising...
Traveling to AEIVA from PS1 MoMA, Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration explores the impact of the US prison system on contemporary visual art.
Free chamber music performed by some of Alabama’s top musicians and thoughtfully curated in response to artworks currently on display in AEIVA’s current exhibition, Marking Time: Art in...
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