Curator Benjamin Thorp leaves Black Iris
After five-and-a-half-years as an Independent Curator at Black Iris, my time here has come to a close. The lessons generated from this opportunity have been invaluable and have resulted in beautiful relationships around the world that will always inspire me. The artists that have come into orbit here and shared their work with our community have deepened my belief in art’s ability to offer resistance to, and refuge from, a world prescribing consumption and conformity as a way of life. My gratitude goes out to all the creators, curators, venues, participants and audiences that came together to grow, support and contribute to the revolutionary potential of these ideals.
My departure is an opening for Black Iris to move forward with their new venture, Black Iris Social Club, and they are now offering private memberships. Complete information can be found at www.321westbroad.com/bisc
In my own pursuits I look forward with anticipation to a future of collective production that shapes, forms and reforms our entangled spaces with curiosity, reason, unbridled creativity, and always with passion.