Weekly Roundup: Hank Willis Thomas’ Berlin Show, Photographs of Colonial India and More

Weekly Roundup: Hank Willis Thomas’ Berlin Show, Photographs of Colonial India and More

Crossroads (2012) Copyright Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas Solo Show in Germany
… and only the people
April 26 – June 12, 2014
Galerie Henrik Springmann
The conceptual artist will exhibit new video and sculptures during his first solo show in Berlin. If you can’t make it to Germany, see more of Hank Willis Thomas’ work online or you can watch a preview of his latest video installation A person is more important than anything else… which he created to celebrate the 90th birthday of James Baldwin.


“Esplanade Mansions”, Colonial Art Noveau architecture, Calcutta (2013)
Copyright Prabir Purkayastha

NYC Exhibition: Prabir Purkayastha’s Stories in Stone
May 1 – 31, 2014
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Indian-born photographer Prabir Purkayastha debuts a new collection of large-scale black-and-white photographs documenting the fading colonial architecture of Calcutta, once Asia’s most cosmopolitan city.

The Ashes Series: Dark Palace 2003 – 2013
Copyright Wafaa Bilal

NYC Exhibition: Wafaa Bilal’s The Ashes Series
May 1 – June 14, 2014
Driscoll Babcock Galleries
The artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, featuring a suite of ten photographs and a durational performance piece. In this body of work, Bilal offers meditative and ephemeral moments which address erasure and violence in the aftermath of war. By re-visiting recent history, and altering the images of the past, he intentionally creates tension and incongruity, exploring the duality that exists between the sacred and the profane through photographic practice. _________________________________________________________________________________

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