The first monograph on Theaster Gates highlights the work of an innovator who creates work at the intersection of social practice and art.
Chicago‐based Theaster Gates is a contemporary artist whose diverse practice includes sculpture, installation, performance, architecture and urban interventions designed to bridge the gap between art and life.
Gates’ projects attempt to instigate the creation of cultural communities by acting as catalysts for social engagement that leads to political and spatial change. Over the past three years Gates’ work has been exhibited and critically acclaimed in the most important exhibitions like Documenta Kassel and the Venice Biennale. Handsomely illustrated with luscious photographs, of his various installations and works, this is the first comprehensive and up‐to‐date monograph to feature Gates’ most significant projects.