The upcoming exhibition, Question Bridge: Black Men, that will be at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) from October 3 through November 16 has been getting great coverage… and it’s no wonder. It’s a groundbreaking exhibition that goes far beyond a cursory exploration of the experience of being a black male in America today. As the 150 men in the video share their thoughts, that cover the gamut of emotions and perspectives, the work also shreds stereotypes to show us that, there is as much diversity within any demographic group as there is outside it. In light of Rochester’s 50th Anniversary of the July 1964 riots and recent events in Ferguson as well as other violence taking place across the country that was seemingly provoked by racial bigotry, this exhibition takes on monumental importance.
This show is being sponsored by RCTV and will also feature a corollary exhibit called “Dialogues: Young Men of Color” that gives the exhibition a local contest through a multimedia presentation.
Check out some of the articles, interviews and TV spots that discuss the importance of this exhibition:
- CityWise – Tiana Stephens interview Bleu Cease and Carvin Eison about Question Bridge.
- City Newspaper – Connecting the spectrum: Video installation explores diversity within black male identity, by Rebecca Rafferty.
- WHEC Rochester – “Question Bridge: Black Males” to open at RoCo in Rochester.
- Democrat and Chronicle – I’m Going…Hope to See You There, by Janet Lomax.
- Democrat and Chronicle – Race Exhibit Coming to Rochester Contemporary, by Catherine Roberts.
- Democrat and Chronicle Arts Blog –Question Bridge: Black Males Could Help Breed Understanding and Respect, by Rachel DeGuzman
And below is the segment of a Conversations with Creatives episode with Bleu Cease, where he talks about Question Bridge and his decision to bring the show to Rochester.