|Detail of Theaster Gate's Four Corners, 2011, white cement, glass and plates, 26.5 x 14 x 14 inches. |
Courtesy Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago/Berlin.
THEASTER GATES IN THE STUDIO WITH LILLY WEI
Whether he builds history-charged sculptures or encourages neighborhood initiatives, Chicagoan Theaster Gates insists that his art be both made and lived.
|Theaster Gates outside his studio in Chicago, 2011. Photo © Peter Hoffman.|
"I realized that if I had the courage to make work outside the institution, then institutions might actually be interested in the work. I was ready to be an outsider and have an outsider practice."
Pick up a copy of Art in America's December 2011 issue or read the complete story here.