Theaster Gates

American, born 1973

1,883 followers

Theaster Gates

American, born 1973

1,883 followers

Claiming, “I think I’m a full-time artist, a full-time urban planner, and a full-time preacher with …

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Claiming, “I think I’m a full-time artist, a full-time urban planner, and a full-time preacher with an aspiration of no longer needing any of those titles,” Theaster Gates makes work focused on racism and poverty in America, and works to make change in downtrodden communities across the country. His practice is …

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Solo show at a major institution
Kunstmuseum Basel, and 3 more
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and 6 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 4 more
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