THEASTER GATES FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY WHITE CUBE LONDON
April 28th, 2015

Theaster Gates wants to make the world a better place, so he transforms everyday objects – from old basketball courts to the entire contents of the shop he just bought – into art to raise funds for his community projects in rundown Chicago

When Theaster Gates won the £40,000 Artes Mundi prize in Cardiff earlier this year, he yelled, “Let’s split this motherfucker!”, and shared the money with the other shortlisted artists. It was a magnificent gesture on the part of the Chicago artist, whose entire project is committed to bringing people together. Gates wants to make the world a better place…

By Adrian Searle in The Guardian

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