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.

Artes Mundi prize 6 Theatre Gates

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