to make art is always also a political action

Theaster Gates

Born in Chicago, where he continues to live and work, Theaster Gates has received widespread international recognition for his projects of social transformation and legacy building. Believing in art as a guiding force to incite change, his art occupies the space of art and urban planning, encompassing sculpture, ceramics, painting, music, video and performance. In 2009, Gates established the Rebuild Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to arts and culture programming and neighbourhood transformation for communities. In his art, Gates often gives old, discarded objects a new life; buildings a reactivation with new purpose.

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  1. Harriet Wood says:

    So good to be back in the loop again! Harriet Wood Artist

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