11 June 2022

Theaster Gates Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion – Sue Hubbard

Built by the Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates, a one-time urban planner turned artist, in collaboration with the award-winning British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, Black Chapel sits somewhere between sculpture and architecture.

8 June 2022

Theaster Gates Unveils Black Chapel At Serpentine Galleries

Black Chapel, designed by Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates is the 21st Serpentine Pavilion. It opened today 10 June 2022.

3 February 2022

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Theaster Gates To Create 2022 Serpentine Pavilion – $30 Estate Sale Albrecht Dürer Reoffered At $10m – Biden Reverses Trump’s Public Art Policy

Theaster Gates’ The Black Chapel will be the 21st Serpentine Pavilion. The Chicago-based artist, along with the architectural support of Adjaye Associates, will open to the public on Friday, 10 June 2022. The Pavilion’s design alludes to the performative and meditative qualities of a small chapel Drawing inspiration from the significance of the great kilns […]

19 October 2021

Theaster Gates Clay As A Profound Metaphor – Revd Jonathan Evens

In the beginning, there was Clay. Clay was without form. Thus begins Theaster Gates’ ‘A Clay Sermon’,

3 September 2021

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18 December 2019

Theaster Gates: Racial, Ethnic And Religious Minglings – Alice Lenkiewicz

The exhibition, AMALGAM by Theaster Gates, now showing at Tate Liverpool is an experience not to be missed with a poignant message for our times.

14 July 2016

Theaster Gates: Powerful Mid-Career Retrospective For Major African American Artist

There’s a prescient timeliness to “True Value” – a powerful mid career retrospective of artist, anthropologist, and activist Theaster Gates. This major black American artist is known for his sculpture, performance and large-scale building reclamation.  Gates is also Artistic Director of the Rebuild Foundation, a non-profit community arts organisation based in his neighborhood, Chicago’s Southside, which remains one of the more dangerous precincts […]

1 November 2015

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Theaster Gates’ 24 Day Sound Piece Sanctum Opens In Bristol

Temple Church, off Victoria Street, is currently hosting Theaster Gates’ Sanctum, which opened on 29 October; the work is a continuous programme of sound over 24 days by hundreds of performers, artists and speakers. Produced by international arts producers Situations, in partnership with English Heritage, Sanctum is the first public project in the UK by […]

21 October 2015

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Theaster Gates’ Sanctum Under Construction At Bristol’s English Heritage Monument

Work starts today to build a remarkable temporary structure at Temple Church, off Victoria Street, which will host Theaster Gates’ Sanctum from 29th October – a continuous programme of sound over 24 days by hundreds of performers, artists and speakers. Produced by international arts producers Situations, in partnership with English Heritage, Sanctum is the first […]

24 January 2015

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Artes Mundi Prize Winner Theaster Gates Splits £40,000 With Nominees

The Chicago-based American artist Theaster Gates, winner of this year’s winner of the Artes Mundi 6 award, which was announced in Cardiff on Friday, has made an unexpected decision. Gates took home the £40,000 prize which is the largest award for the arts in Great Britain. The other nine nominees from 70 countries were shortlisted […]

23 January 2015

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Artes Mundi £40,000 Prize Taken By American Artist Theaster Gates

The Chicago-based American artist Theaster Gates is this year’s winner of the Artes Mundi 6 award which was announced in Cardiff yesterday.Gates takes home the £40,000 prize which is the largest award for the arts in Great Britain. The other nine nominees from 70 countries were shortlisted from more 900 entries. Gates in his acceptance […]

29 August 2012

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Theaster Gates Artist Curator And Urban Activist White Cube

My Labor Is My Protest, – White Cube has announced the first exhibition with Theaster Gates. Gates is an artist, curator and urban activist whose work aims to galvanise communities and act as a catalyst for social change. For this exhibition, Gates has created a multi-faceted installation that investigates themes of race and history through […]