Theaster Gates: Black Chapel
Haus Der Kunst, Munich
October 25, 2019 - July 19, 2020
Theaster Gates’s Black Chapel opens at Haus Der Kunst on October 25, 2019. Engaging with the three structural pavilions within the space, the installation stretches throughout the building featuring a multitude of public sculptures, documents, ready-mades and advertising media. All of these elements, which Gates carefully curates, operate as symbols of Black identity.
‘Theaster Gates: Assembly Hall’ Review: Exploring a Checkered Past
Wall Street Journal
September 24, 2019
Peter Plagens reviews Theaster Gates' Assembly Hall on view at the Walker Art Center through January 12, 2020. Plagens describes the show as "a large-scale installation that is part installation and part sociology research project documents decades of racial defamation and prejudice".
Theaster Gates: Assembly Hall
Walker Arts Center
September 5, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Assembly Hall brings a number of the artist’s collections into a museum context for the first time. The Walker’s galleries are transformed into a total work of art, transposing his collections and studio environment into four immersive rooms, each infused with his own poetic interventions.
Gallery Talk: Theaster Gates, Michelle Grabner, and Zachary Cahill
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 6:00 PM, at Gray Warehouse
Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to host Theaster Gates, Michelle Grabner, and Zachary Cahill for a panel discussion on the occasion of Theaster Gates: Every Square Needs a Circle at Gray Warehouse. Grabner and Cahill will join Gates to discuss his exhibition in depth as it relates to his larger practice. The panel will take place at Gray Warehouse on Wednesday, June 19th, from 6-8 PM.
Theaster Gates Amalgam at Palais de Tokyo
February 20 - May 5, 2019
For his first solo museum exhibition in France, Theaster Gates has initiated an entirely new project that explores social histories of migration and interracial relations using a specific episode in American history as his point of departure to address larger questions of black subjugation and the imperial sexual domination and racial mixing that resulted from it. The starting point of the exhibition, entitled “Amalgam,” is the story of Malaga Island in the state of Maine, USA: In 1912, the state governor expelled from Malaga the poorest population, an interracial, mixed community of about 45 people, considered “indolent” by many of the local white inhabitants.
Theaster Gates: Black Madonna at Kunstmuseum Basel
September 6, 2018 - October 28, 2018
In his exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel, which is spread out across two of the museum’s venues, Gates explores the cult of the Black Madonna, examining both its significance in the history of religion and its aesthetic and metaphorical tenor.
A Johnson Publishing Story
June 28, 2018 – September 30, 2018
As part of Art Design Chicago, a year-long celebration of Chicago’s art and design history spearheaded by the Terra Foundation for American Art, Rebuild Foundation presents A Johnson Publishing Story, organized by artist Theaster Gates and on view at the Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 South Stony Island Avenue) June 28 – September 30, 2018. The exhibition will spotlight materials from the Johnson Publishing Archive, which features more than 15,000 items donated to Rebuild Foundation by JPC including books, periodicals, ephemera, paintings, and sculpture. The archive also includes original furnishings and interior design elements custom-designed for JPC’s downtown Chicago offices by Arthur Elrod. Known as the Ebony/Jet Building, designed by John W. Moutoussamy and now a designated Chicago Landmark, the offices at 820 South Michigan Avenue opened their doors in 1972 with 11 floors of individually decorated private offices, work areas, and entertainment spaces.
Richard Gray Gallery Represents Theaster Gates
Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to announce representation of Theaster Gates. A solo exhibition of work by Gates will be presented by Richard Gray Gallery at Frieze New York 2018. Theaster Gates’ expansive practice is deeply engaged in material and cultural preservation, especially as it relates to historical and contemporary power dynamics. From his work reactivating archives, such as those of the magazines Jet and Ebony, to recovering and repurposing buildings on Chicago’s South Side, Gates also works in ceramics, painting, sculpture, installation, music, and performance. Gates has previously collaborated with Richard Gray Gallery as both artist and curator: in 2016, he was the subject of a solo exhibition and in 2014 he organized a group exhibition of artists from the Black Artist Retreat.