Project& congratulates two extraordinary artists who continue to inspire the world through art.
Project& is honored to have collaborated with composer Du Yun and artist Hank Willis Thomas. In 2014, Project& commissioned Du Yun’s piece an empty garlic in collaboration with Project& Fellow Claire Chase.
In the fall of 2015, Project& partnered with Hank Willis Thomas and Cause
Collective to bring In Search for The Truth (Truth Booth) to Chicago as part of Project&’s annual collaboration with EXPO Chicago focusing on social aesthetics.
Du Yun is a New Yorkbased composer whose work spans across performance art, sound experimentation and orchestral music. Du Yun is a founding member of the International Contemporary Ensemble and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her brilliant musical composition Angel’s Bone in 2017. She has ongoing projects in oral history, musicals, and orchestral compositions.
Hank Willis Thomas’ conceptual art is primarily focused on investigations of identity, power, and commodification. He shines a spotlight on U.S. history’s cognitive dissonance and allows the viewer to create their own experience and meaning. In 2017, Hank Willis Thomas created permanent installations at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Love Over Rules), and OpaLocka (All Power to All People).
See the full list of Guggenheim Fellowships here.