Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
California African American Museum Atrium 600 State Drive, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, 90037
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, January 4, at 9 a.m.
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Join us for a dynamic lecture by Theaster Gates, one of the most important public artists of our time. As the founder of the Rebuild Foundation, a non-profit platform for art, cultural development, and neighborhood transformation, Gates is redefining the way we think about visual art and its potential to change the world. He collaborates with communities and large institutions to create spaces such as Chicago’s Arts Incubator and Dorchester Projects, which transformed underutilized buildings into cultural centers. Gates’s artistic practice spans media, including ceramics, installations, and performance; political interventions; and the founding of organizations.
Theaster Gates The Guardian profile, Q&A with The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times profile, New Yorker feature, Wikipedia
Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Organized by Amelia Jones, Karen Koblitz, and the USC Roski School of Art and Design. Co-sponsored by the California African American Museum.
Image: Installation view of Theaster Gates, But To Be A Poor Race, 2017.
Photo: Brian Forrest, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles