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THEASTER GATES — THE BLACK IMAGE CORPORATION

Theaster Gates’ participatory exhibition THE BLACK IMAGE CORPORATION—a show dedicated to the legacy of the Johnson Publishing Company (Ebony and Jet)—is now up at Gropius Bau.

Michigan Avenue In Full Bloom (2018), a video shot in Chicago by Gates, “documenting the real architectural spaces where the offices were located, will be displayed in the show. The audience is invited to freely explore this visual archive and leave their own selection and compilation of photographs on the cabinets for other visitors to encounter. [In addition] Vaginal Davis, Mac Folkes, and Wu Tsang will each choose their own way of engaging with the presented works.”*

THEASTER GATES—THE BLACK IMAGE CORPORATION*

Through July 28.

Gropius Bau

Niederkirchnerstrasse 7, Berlin

From top: Isaac Sutton, no date; Moneta Sleet Jr., 1973; Isaac Sutton, 1965; Moneta Sleet Jr., 1965. Images courtesy Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, all rights reserved.