From Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture:
A series of thought-provoking questions guide a trans-media discussion of the obstacles that black males in the United States encounter.
ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION
This is a critical period in history for the African-American community. In recent years, many have been able to transcend racial, cultural and economic boundaries while others have found themselves increasingly confined to the margins of society. African-American men are particularly challenged by this paradox. A black man was the President of the United States, yet black men are still severely overrepresented in incarceration and high school dropout rates, and suffer disproportionately from various preventable health risks and as victims of homicide.
– Excerpt taken from Question Bridge: Black Males artist statement
About Question Bridge: Black Males is a transmedia art project that seeks to represent and redefine Black male identity in America. Through video mediated question and answer exchange, diverse members of this “demographic” bridge economic, political, geographic, and generational divisions.
Question Bridge: Black Males was created by Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. The Executive Producers are Delroy Lindo, Deborah Willis and Jesse Williams. Transmedia components were created by Innovent. http://www.questionbridge.com