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This documentary offers an enticing portrait of David Hammons, a celebrated African American artist whose elusive, rule-breaking practice offers an essential commentary on race in America.
Through archival footage, animation, and interviews with artists, curators, and scholars, The Melt Goes on Forever chronicles Hammons’s life and work. Beginning his practice in Los Angeles during the Watts Rebellion–era 1960s, he rose to global prominence with work that deeply criticizes American society and the art world while challenging commonly held notions about growing up Black in the US. Offering a priceless glimpse of this private, enigmatic figure, the documentary features fellow contemporary artists Lorna Simpson, Robert Storr, Betye Saar, and Papa Colo. Hammons’s work has been presented at the Wex in such exhibitions as Blues for Smoke (2013), Hard Targets (2010), Work Ethic (2004), and Will/Power (1992). (101 mins., DCP)
IMAGE CAPTION David Hammons, How Ya Like Me Now?, 1989. Photo: Philip Brookman, courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment.
SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO PROGRAMS PROVIDED BYRohauer Collection Foundation
WEXNER CENTER PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BYGreater Columbus Arts CouncilThe Wexner FamilyNational Endowment for the ArtsOhio Arts CouncilL Brands FoundationThe Columbus FoundationNationwide FoundationInstitute of Museum and Library ServicesVorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT PROVIDED BYMike and Paige CraneAxium PackagingCampusParcJeni’s Splendid Ice CreamsPresident Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica MeinhardNancy KramerLarry and Donna JamesLisa BartonJohanna DeStefanoJones DayAlex and Renée Shumate
The Melt Goes on Forever: The Art and Times of David Hammons