We’re just around the corner from the opening of Question Bridge, a multi-media exhibit that will take place at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center from October 3 – November 16, 2014. Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Kamal Sinclair, and Bayeté Ross Smith, four filmmakers, collaborated on collecting 1500 questions and interviewing 150 black men across the U.S. on the experience of being a black male in the U.S. today. This exhibit and the events taking place in conjunction with it are particularly timely, especially in the aftermath of Ferguson, and in light of the 50th Anniversary of the civil rights uprising that took place 50 years ago in Rochester.
Being held in conjunction with the exhibit are a number of events the will offer the opportunity for community conversations to take place focused on the questions and topics that are shared through this exhibit. We hope you’ll be able to attend some of the following functions:
- Friday, October 3, 6-10 pm : Opening Reception
- Wednesday, October 8: The Representation of Black Men in The Media, organized by the Democrat & Chronicle
- Wednesday. October 15: Shawn Dunwoody, Thomas Warfield & Shabaka Mu Ausar
- Wednesday, October 22: Mayor Lovely Warren
- Friday, October 24: RCTV Panel Discussion Dialogues… toward Solutions
- Wednesday. October 29: RIT MOCHA (Men of Color, Honor and Ambition)
- Wednesday. November 5: Lloyd Holmes, VP for Students Services at Monroe Community College
- Friday, November 7: Prominent Visual Artists including Garth Fagan, Luvon Sheppard, and Carvin Eison
- Wednesday. November 12: Youth Organizers from Teen Empowerment
All events begin at 7 PM and will run for approximately one hour. Normal gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 PM and Friday from 1 to 10 PM. The Rochester Contemporary Art Center is located at 137 East Avenue between Scio and Gibbs Street. Gallery admission is $2.
We hope to see you there!