Theaster Gates: A Way of Working
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
September 18 - October 15, 2013
Forum: Wednesday, September 18, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 W. 13th Street
Opening reception: Thursday, September 18, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, 66 Fifth Avenue
Artist Lecture and Prize Presentation: Thursday, September 18, 7:00 p.m., Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th Street
Curated with support by
Theaster Gates, recipient of the inaugural
Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics, this exhibition and forum are the culmination of The New School's engagement with the artist and his work. It offers a view into how the artist creates synergies within his work, and examines the complex
ways of creating and maintaining an expanded studio practice rooted in institutional engagement, object making, and the production of space. The installation includes drawings, videos, and a rickshaw, inspired by visits to Haiti and Mexico, and related to
Dorchester Projects, a space for artistic production on Chicago's South Side.