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Theaster Gates

March 13th, 2012

In a two-part interview, artist and cultural planner, Theaster Gates, discusses transformation and re-imagining possibilities through his art.


Theaster Gates is an artist and cultural planner. In his performances, installations, and urban interventions, Gates transforms spaces, institutions, traditions, and perceptions. From witnessing so many torn down buildings in his neighborhood as a child, Gates had a very early fascination in rebuilding and breathing new life to structures.