Michael Andrew Law meets with Theaster Gates
Theaster Gates (born August 28, 1973) is an American social practice installation artist. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he still lives and works. Gates’ work has been shown at major museums and galleries internationally and deals with issues of urban planning, religious space, and craft. He is committed to the revitalization of poor neighborhoods through combining urban planning and art practices.
In January 2014 he designed a million-dollar installation for the South Side’s 95th Street subway terminal. It is the largest public art project in the history of the Chicago Transit Authority.He was participant at the 2012 dOCUMENTA (13) art show in Kassel, Germany, the 2010 Whitney Biennial in New York, the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2010, the 2010 Art Chicago fair. He was included in “Hand+Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft”, at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and in 2013 had a solo show, 13th…
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