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Theaster Gates has left the building @regenprojects (Thank U Shaun for the tour) #theastergates

#TBT #Chicago
Round two coming soon. #TheasterGates

On the occasion of his first solo exhibition 'But To Be A Poor Race' at Regen Projects, join Theaster Gates and Hamza Walker for a conversation on Sunday, January 15 at 2PM. RSVP requested to alexandraweinress@regenprojects.com. Photos: (left) Sara Pooley/ (right) Dawoud Bey. #TheasterGates #ButToBeAPoorRace #HamzaWalker

Detail of "A Maimed King" an artwork by #TheasterGates constructed from salvaged materials. This part is an aluminum bulletin board encasing a partially torn and crumpled image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—taken from a condemned school on the South Side of Chicago. In constructing this makeshift yet powerful memorial to the civil rights pioneer, Gates invokes the notion of creative “maladjustment,” from Dr. King’s landmark speech of 1963 in which he called for the term to be reclaimed as a form of resistance and empowerment. Creative maladjustment aptly describes Gates’s refusal to allow demolition in his neighborhood without first extracting or repurposing fragments that sustain endangered urban and social narratives. The site-specific origins of his sculptural materials affirm his belief that art “is not really about the material. It’s about our capacity to shape things.” [Theaster Gates, "A Maimed King" (2012) on view #AtTheWalker in #questionthewallitself] #MLKday

Opening tomorrow at the National Gallery of Washington, #TheasterGates 'The Minor Arts' This solo exhibition examines how discarded and ordinary objects, including the floor of a Chicago high school gym and the archives of Ebony magazine, acquire value through the stories we tell. Visit until 4 September 2017.
Theaster Gates, 2014, photo by Sarah Pooley, courtesy of the artist.

Theaster Gates shows a new series of sculptures and painting that incorporate the processes and materials of roofing at @whitecubeofficial - opening tonight in #HongKong. This, the first work at the top of the stairs, is 'Study of Haves and Halves'.
#theastergates #whitecube #artbaselhongkong

The #Obamas were spotted at the National Gallery of Art Sunday afternoon in DC visiting the #TheasterGates exhibit. They were welcomed with cheers and applause by gallery goers. Via @mica4life

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Last week, I got to spend some time in this stunning library at the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago. #books #read #library #chicago #illinois #theastergates

Detroit-based architect and urban planner Maurice Cox (right) — joined by Kresge Foundation's Carol Coletta and artist Theaster Gates at the Civic Commons Studio in Chicago — talks about the need to embrace change and indeterminacy in long-term social projects. Made By Little is thrilled to be partnering with Reimagining the Civic Commons to craft and curate stories of evolving public spaces (and the communities and individuals they serve) in Chicago, Philadelphia, Akron, Memphis, and Detroit. #CivicCommonsUS #StonyIslandArtsBank #TheasterGates #madebylittle #chicago #southchicago #stonyislandartsbank #greatergrandcrossing #getcreative

Go see the Minor Arts by Theaster Gates in the tower at the National Gallery of Art. Gates created this exhibition out of his collection of "modern cast offs," the term he uses for objects and materials that technology, the market, and history have left behind, including the slate roof of a decommissioned church and wood from the gym floors of shuttered high schools in African-American neighborhoods in Chicago. The exhibition is a way of inserting voices and materials that have been less important to the arts over time.
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#myngadc #theastergates #acreativedc

#TheasterGates at my happy place in DC. National Gallery of Art @ngadc

standing on solid ground #cexcafe #theastergates

LOS ANGELES: Tomorrow sees the opening of the inaugural exhibition at the @marcianoartfoundation, a new contemporary art space in Los Angeles. ’Unpacking: The Marciano Collection’ draws from the Foundation’s collection of over 1500 artworks. #SterlingRuby, #TheasterGates, @Kaws, #MarkBradford, @Anish.Kapoor, #ChrisOfili, #RirkritTiravanija, @studioOlafurEliasson, #RobinRhode, @TakashiPom, #MatthewBarney and #CyprienGaillard are just some of the artists whose work can be found in the collection.
Founded by brothers Paul and Maurice Marciano - the two behind the GUESS? empire - the Marciano Art Foundation has been built through their passion for art. The brothers began collecting art from the 1990’s forward in 2006, when in 2012 they decided to share it with others.
The Marciano Art Foundation’s new home is in the Windsor Sq neighbourbood in LA, held in a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, the building was renovated by #KulapatYantrasast of @whyheywhynot Architecture and Design.
@champ_travel #marcianoartfoundation #themarcianocollection
Building images 📷#YoshihiroMakino 🖋Paul McCarthy, White Snow Head, 2012-2013. | Richard Prince, Untitled (Four Women Looking In The Same Direction), 1977. | Cyprien Gaillard, Lord Howe Stubtail, 2013.

LOS ANGELES: Tomorrow sees the opening of the inaugural exhibition at the @marcianoartfoundation, a new contemporary art space in Los Angeles. ’Unpacking: The Marciano Collection’ draws from the Foundation’s collection of over 1500 artworks. #SterlingRuby, #TheasterGates, @Kaws, #MarkBradford, @Anish.Kapoor, #ChrisOfili, #RirkritTiravanija, @studioOlafurEliasson, #RobinRhode, @TakashiPom, #MatthewBarney and #CyprienGaillard are just some of the artists whose work can be found in the collection.
Founded by brothers Paul and Maurice Marciano - the two behind the GUESS? empire - the Marciano Art Foundation has been built through their passion for art. The brothers began collecting art from the 1990’s forward in 2006, when in 2012 they decided to share it with others.
The Marciano Art Foundation’s new home is in the Windsor Sq neighbourbood in LA, held in a former Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, the building was renovated by #KulapatYantrasast of @whyheywhynot Architecture and Design.
#champ_losangeles #marcianoartfoundation #themarcianocollection
📷#YoshihiroMakino 🖋Cyprien Gaillard, Lord Howe Stubtail, 2013. | Richard Prince, Untitled (Four Women Looking In The Same Direction), 1977. | Paul McCarthy, White Snow Head, 2012-2013.

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