"The poster boy for socially engaged art" - ArtReview
The Theaster Gates publication is the first comprehensive monograph of Chicago-based Theaster Gates (b.1973), one of the most exciting and recognised contemporary artists at work today.
Theaster Gates has developed an expanded artistic practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Gates transforms spaces, institutions, traditions, and perceptions. His training as an urban planner and sculptor, and subsequent time spent studying clay, has given him keen awareness of the poetics of production and systems of organizing. Playing with these poetic and systematic interests, Gates has assembled gospel choirs, formed temporary unions, and used systems of mass production as a way of underscoring the need that industry has for the body.
PHAIDON Press Ltd., 2015. 29cm x 25cm, 160 pages, paperback with 220 colour photographs.
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