Theaster Gates at Artes Mundi #ArtThing2015
My #ArtThing of 2015 was: A speech made by Theaster Gates
who was in Cardiff to accept the £40,000 Artes Mundi prize. “Let’s split this motherfucker!” suggested the Chicago-based artist. The international shortlist of nine were well-deserving of the shared honours.
Theaster Gates: How to Sell Hardware is the artist’s latest installation in Chicago and third solo exhibition at Gray. How to Sell Hardware tells the story of Theaster Gates’s ongoing engagement with a family-owned True Value hardware store formerly located on Chicago’s South Side.
Chicago artist Theaster Gates is to design the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion, making him the first non-architect solely commissioned for the Pavilion.
Gagosian is pleased to present Black Vessel, Theaster Gates’s first ever solo exhibition in New York following his inclusion in the Whitney Biennial one decade ago. Gates’s approach to artmaking is as protean as it is spiritual and political.
In honour of the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington, Snap Inc. (the parent company of Snapchat) has teamed up with six Black artists to develop a series of “Raise Your Voice” augmented reality face lenses including masks, plus US Capitol Landmarker and Bitmoji apparel designs.