Theaster Gates : How to Build a House Museum

Jost, Stephan; Marshall, Kerry James; Franco, Josh T.; Gates, Theaster; Scott, Kitty; Tate, Greg; Wilson, Mabel O.; Duyst-Akpem, D. Denenge; Crosby, Njideka Akunyili; Bailey, Xenobia; Bell, Aisha Tandiwe; Brewster, Sandra; Jr., James E. Britt; Burnier, Robert; Cave, Nick; Clark, Sonya; Collins, Bethany; Coulibaly, Aurélie; Cousins, Aisha; Cummings, Roger; Cummings, DeAnna; Donnett, Nathaniel; Drew, Kimberly and [et alii]. Theaster Gates : How to Build a House Museum. Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario, 2018.

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Abstract (English)

"Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, whose projects range from small-scale sculptures to ambitious urban interventions, investigates the transformative powers of art in this provocative book. As the force behind the much-acclaimed Stony Island Arts Bank, Gates responds creatively to the challenges of space, whether working in museums or in communities. In this instance, he explores notions of blackness, freedom, and the history of house music. Featuring works by the artist himself as well as objects drawn from the Exhibit of American Negros at the 1900 Paris Exposition, the Ed Williams collection of negrobilia, and Frankie Knuckles's vinyl collections, How to Build a Museum proposes new ways of honouring and remembering Black experience, exploring the potential of symbolic structures and their associated objects. " -- Publisher's website.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Jost, Stephan (Author); Scott, Kitty (Interviewer); Gates, Theaster (Interviewee); Marshall, Kerry James (Author); Franco, Josh T. (Author); Gates, Theaster (Author); Scott, Kitty (Author); Tate, Greg (Author); Wilson, Mabel O. (Author); Duyst-Akpem, D. Denenge (Author); Crosby, Njideka Akunyili (Author); Bailey, Xenobia (Author); Bell, Aisha Tandiwe (Author); Brewster, Sandra (Author); Jr., James E. Britt (Author); Burnier, Robert (Author); Cave, Nick (Author); Clark, Sonya (Author); Collins, Bethany (Author); Coulibaly, Aurélie (Author); Cousins, Aisha (Author); Cummings, Roger (Author); Cummings, DeAnna (Author); Donnett, Nathaniel (Author); Drew, Kimberly (Author); (Author); [et alii]
Dossier: 420 - GATES, THEASTER
Collation: 230 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm
ISBN: 9781894243933
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Toronto, Ont.: Art Gallery of Ontario
Artists: Gates, Theaster; Benzi, Massimiliano Soldani; Duncanson Robert S.
Critics / Curators / Historians: Scott, Kitty
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > Ontario > Art Gallery Of Ontario
Event Title: Theaster Gates : How to Build a House Museum
Type: Exhibition
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Ontario)
Dates: 21 July - 30 October 2016
Copyright Statement: Art Gallery of Ontario; Theaster Gates
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Last Modified: 03 Nov 2021 19:49
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