Theaster Gates


Comprehensive new publication looking at the clay-based works of the groundbreaking African American artist Theaster Gates.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from January 2022.

ISBN: 9780854882960 Category:


This publication accompanies a major new exhibition of Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates (b.1973), focussing on his clay-based work, collaborative projects and large scale sculptures and installations since 2005. Gates’s interdisciplinary practice draws on his training in both urban planning and pottery, resulting in work which aims to instigate the creation of cultural communities and the recirculation of art-world capital, all the time considering the notion of Black space and ideology. Fully illustrated with examples of pottery, sculptures, installations, films and archive materials, the book also documents a new film by Gates and features essays from leading craft historians and writers. This in-depth exploration of Gates’s work is timely and relevant now in a world where a new generation are raising questions through making, identity and activism.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Publisher name Whitechapel Gallery
Publication date 11 January 2022
Number of pages 200
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g


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