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ART THOUGHTZ with Hennessy Youngman

Fri, Sep 18 / 7 pm

Created in 2010 by artist Jayson Scott Musson, the ART THOUGHTZ with Hennessy Youngman video series unveiled the persona of Hennessy Youngman to an unassuming public.  Born from Musson’s interest in provoking the boundaries that define cultural and racial stereotypes, the “art critic” Hennessy Youngman hosts this episodic talk show that tackles art-world topics, ranging from “Curators” and “How to be a Successful Black Artist,” to “Relational Aesthetics” and “Grad School.”   Like the character of Hennessy Youngman, a merging of Hennessy cognac and the comedian Henny Youngman, this series slyly merges art concepts with popular culture to expose issues and conflict within contemporary art society.  Originally distributed on YouTube and Vimeo, the ART THOUGHTZ with Hennessy Youngman became an underground phenomenon, connecting with a community looking to reconsider art and its implications.

 

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