Theaster Gates – The Black Madonna (clip)

Publication Date
Saturday, October 13, 2018

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art and Art Speaks are proud to present The Black Madonna, a talk by the artist Theaster Gates.

Theaster Gates is internationally renowned for his interdisciplinary practice that spans sculpture, installation, painting, sound, performance and urban interventions. Known for his recirculation of art-world capital, Gates’ work focuses on the possibility of the “life within things.” Gates smartly upturns art values, land values, and human values. In all aspects of his work, he contends with the notion of Black space as a formal exercise – one defined by collective desire, artistic agency, and the tactics of a pragmatist.

Courtesy of DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art.
Video: Dorian Nuskind-Oder.

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