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The Black Charismatic

This year, invited artists Theaster Gates & The Black Monks of Mississippi, graced Helsinki’s annual IHME Contemporary Art Festival with a dynamic program that comprised a film screening, live performance and video installation. 1,208 more words

Contemporary Art

Obama Foundation Announces Additional Information on Inaugural Summit

Summit to include civic leaders, artists, and business leaders in main stage sessions, and breakout sessions on a diverse range of topics

Today, the Obama Foundation announced additional information on the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on… 447 more words


2015: Rebuild

Theaster Gates’s transformation of an abandoned bank in Chicago.

Rebuild Foundation is a nonprofit organization that endeavors to rebuild the cultural foundations of underinvested neighborhoods and incite movements of community revitalization that are culture based, artist led, and neighborhood driven.” (See more)

Our Labor is Our Protest

“This sort of future culture is available to whoever makes the choice, regardless of background, a culture of place.”

– Gary Snyder from Come into the Watershed… 1,559 more words

T.Vivant Core Writings

"Chicago's Opportunity Artist"

Theaster Gates (born August 28, 1973) is a Potter from Illinois, Chicago. He is an artist that has used the success and fame of his works to regenerate and put back into his neighbourhood, a neighbourhood that is typically known to be run down with a high crime-rate and low property value. 496 more words

Art and the post-industrial community in Detroit and Chicago

By Kenn Taylor

In 2016, I was awarded an Art Fund Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grant. This enabled me to undertake research visits to several organisations in Detroit and Chicago who are on socially-engaged art practice in post-industrial communities. 990 more words

Culture, Communites And The Urban Environment