Gates joins ideas of labor, function, and property with aesthetic and art historical concerns.
Gates reminds us of the many hidden, unacknowledged, and under-recognized histories of Black culture in America.
With Black Chapel, Gates references the racism embedded in modernism’s failure to adequately acknowledge non-white sources of inspiration.
Samaria Rice has partnered with artist Theaster Gates to rebuild the gazebo as a temporary meeting place for those affected by racially motivated killings and police brutality.
The collection of never-before-showcased objects materialize the underpinnings of urban livelihoods: commerce, culture, ancestry, trauma, which, particularly for Black Americans, are inextricably entwined.
The Pan-African scholar’s data visualizations about Black American progress after Emancipation have been compiled, for the first time, as a book.
In his new show at Regen Projects, Gates showcases paintings based on data visualizations by W.E.B. Du Bois and ceramic sculptures that reinterpret iconic forms.
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CLEVELAND — Shingle by shingle, a crew of workers began the three-day process of taking apart the gazebo at the Cudell Recreation Center where sixth grader Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police within two seconds of their arrival.
MILAN — Following the major economic crises in Europe and the US, political art has become increasingly visible in those parts of the world. At the same time, it’s become increasingly difficult to ignore questions about the art’s actual effectiveness.
On Tuesday Bloomberg Philanthropies named Gary, Indiana, Los Angeles, Spartanburg, South Carolina, and the New York cities of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy as the recipients of its inaugural Public Art Challenge grants.
LONDON — Theaster Gates’s latest show at White Cube is, surprisingly, largely limited to paintings and sculptures.