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Nov 8, 2022Nov 20, 2022

the truth is i am you

Hank Willis Thomas and Ryan Alexiev
September 24–November 20, 2022

Exhibition Opening (free and open to the public)
Saturday, September 24; 1PM–3PM

Artist Conversation with Hank Willis Thomas
Saturday, September 24; 2PM–3PM
(in-person at NXTHVN)

This participatory installation invites the audience to complete the prompt “the truth is…” on large balloons that float throughout the gallery space. The personal truths written on the balloons will become part of the collective experience of the exhibition, with messages added throughout the life of the installation. 

As a compliment to the balloon installation, a video of “truth is…’’ messages gathered from the public by The Truth Booth—a touring, inflatable booth developed by The CAUSE COLLECTIVE that traveled around the world—is on view. A vibrant speech bubble bench titled, Josephine and Kazumi (Real Red), is installed at NXTHVN’s facade, inviting visitors to rest, contemplate and reflect.  

The exhibition is organized by Kalia Brooks, NXTHVN’s director of programs and exhibitions.

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 2PM–6PM

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