Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People, a 25-foot tall Afro Comb will arrive on the Plaza at The Africa Center in Harlem along with a fun-filled weekend including a Community Day on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday Drumming on April 14th.
Below are a few images of the installation when it was in progress.
Speaking to the rich 6,000 year history of the Afro comb or pick, the plaza art installation, Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People, bring its history and meaning to the fore, through the lens of both cultural and political meanings ~ worn as adornment, a political emblem, and signature of collective identity.
Here, Thomas presents his work as a symbol of community, strength, perseverance, comradeship, equal justice and belonging.
In celebration of this dynamic sculpture, The Africa Center invites the public to an Opening Weekend with Community Day on Saturday, April 13 from 11am to 4pm. Free with RSVP.
And Sunday Drumming on April 14th from 2pm to 4pm, also Free with RSVP.
Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People will be on view from April 13 to July 7, 2019 at The Africa Center, 1280 Fifth Avenue at 110th Street.
Teranga is open.