Question Bridge: Bayview Hunters Point
21 September 2019
On September 21st, NOW Hunters Point brought Question Bridge: Black Males, a critically acclaimed transmedia artwork, to the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood for one night only. This free public exhibition culminated a season-long engagement and inquiry with NOW Hunters Point visitors exploring the intersection of identity and place.
Showing the original artwork in large format (five massive LED screens) for the first ever outdoor installation infused the project with new energy. Question Bridge creator Chris Johnson said: “It was by far the most breathtaking, powerful and very beautiful representation of the Question Bridge: Black Males project that I’ve ever witnessed”.
The exhibition was preceded by a half-day symposium with performances by Freequency and two “Roundtable” conversations discussing belonging, self-care for leaders, and the complexities of supporting communities of color through art and policy.
Jimmie Fails, actor and co-writer of "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" film Michael McAfee, President and CEO of Policy Link Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa, award-winning, internationally touring poet, author, host, youth worker, social-justice speaker Chris Johnson, Chair of the Photography Program at California College of the Arts, originator of the Question Bridge project Deborah Cullinan, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Tyra Fennell, Founding Director of Imprint City Malik Seneferu, self-taught painter, draughtsman, muralist, poet and illustrator. Ashara Ekundayo, independent curator and creative industries entrepreneur
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