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"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

Can Artists Drive Growth? In Disadvantaged Neighborhoods? Sometimes

The Midwest Political Science Association held its annual conference in Chicago earlier this month.

As he does each year, the University of Chicago Professor Terry Nichols Clark arranged for several of his students to make presentations on their research on the influence of the arts in urban neighborhoods. 127 more words


Theaster Gates

As the January rain washes the windows of Regen Projects in Los Angeles, Theaster Gates, dressed in a blue knee-length kaftan over jeans, is relaxed and buoyant, seemingly unfazed by the pressures of the year ahead. 2,793 more words


Artist a Day Challenge (10): W.E.B Du Bois, Writer, Scholar, Artist?

“It’s a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eye of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.” … 530 more words


Artist a Day Challenge (9): Theaster Gates at Regen Projects

Theaster Gates puts viewers to work when they experience his art, and this is precisely what drew me to a particular group of paintings at his current show Regen Projects in L.A. 472 more words