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THEASTER GATES AT RICHARD GRAY

“The work is not about a social mission. It is about sculpture and how things I believe in manifest through the material world.” — Theaster Gates

Gates new gallery exhibition EVERY SQUARE NEEDS A CIRCLE explores the artist’s interest in “poetics and the history of objects”—including “architectural excerpts from Chicago”—and continues his engagement with the inspirational works and teachings of W.E.B. Du Bois.

THEASTER GATES—EVERY SQUARE NEEDS A CIRCLE

Through June 29.

Richard Gray Gallery, Gray Warehouse

2044 West Carroll Avenue, Chicago.

Theaster Gates, Every Square Needs a Circle, Richard Gray Gallery, 2019, from top: Installation view; Black Rainbow, 2019; installation view; Alls my life I have to fight, 2019; Progress Mill, 2018. Images courtesy of the artist and the Richard Gray Gallery.

THEASTER GATES AT PALAIS DE TOKYO

On the opening night of his Palais de Tokyo exhibition AMALGAM, Theaster Gates will be joined by Romi Crawford and Clémentine Deliss for a conversation, followed by a show with the Black Monks, Gates’ Chicago-based music ensemble.

THEASTER GATES IN CONVERSATION and BLACK MONKS CONCERT

Wednesday, February 20, from 6:30 pm.

THEASTER GATES—AMALGAM

February 20 through May 12.

Palais de Tokyo

13 avenue du Président Wilson, 16th, Paris.

From top: Theaster Gates—Amalgam installation view, Palais de Tokyo, 2019; Theaster Gates (center) and the Black Monks, photograph by Sara Pooley; book cover image courtesy Theaster Gates and Serraves; Gates and the Black Monks in performance at the Kunstmuseum, Basel, courtesy the museum.

HANS ULRICH OBRIST IN CHICAGO

As part of Art Design Chicago—a citywide celebration of the city’s arts and design legacy—the first U.S.-based marathon by Hans Ulrich Obrist will be held this weekend.

CREATIVE CHICAGO—AN INTERVIEW MARATHON takes a “multi-dimensional, multidisciplinary look at creativity in the city—past, present, and future. Bringing together artists, authors, activists, architects, historians, musicians, philosophers, scientists, and Obama Presidential Museum director Louise Bernard, the CREATIVE CHICAGO marathon examines the numerous sparks that make the city a center for art, design and architecture.”*

Obrist’s career as a documentarian has been strongly influenced by the late Chicago raconteur Studs Terkel, whose first book of oral history was the landmark Division Street, America (1967).

“[Terkel] gave me a lot of tips [about] how to actually do an interview. He became my mentor, my teacher… Marathon Chicago is an homage to Terkel. Without him, without his encouragement, my interview project would not have happened the way it has happened.” — Hans Ulrich Obrist

Amanda Williams, Art Green, Barbara KastenBrandon Breaux, Cauleen Smith, Dawoud Bey, Eddie Bocanegra, Eula Biss, Eve Ewing, Fatimah Asghar, Gerald Williams, Jeanne Gang, Joseph Grigely, Stanley Tigerman, Theaster Gates, and Tim Samuelson will join Obrist at Navy Pier, the site of EXPO CHICAGO, which is collaborating on the event with the Chicago Humanities Festival.

 

CREATIVE CHICAGO—AN INTERVIEW MARATHON

Saturday, September 29, from 1 pm to 6 pm.

Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, downtown Chicago.

Hans Ulrich Obrist.

 

THEASTER GATES AT C.A.A.M.

Artist Theaster Gates—founder of the Rebuild Foundation, initiator of such projects as the Arts Incubator in Chicago—will be at CAAM this week in conversation with the museum’s deputy director and chief curator Naima J. Keith.

 

THEASTER GATES, Wednesday, January 24, at 7 pm.

CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM, 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles.

caamuseum.org/theaster-gates

See: arts.uchicago.edu/ai

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