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Theaster Gates’s New “Black Monastic” Project Aims to Explore Impact of Black Sound and Music

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Theaster Gates to Curate Show of Works from Collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019

Theaster Gates Joins Ava DuVernay to Chair Diversity and Inclusion Council for Prada

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Theaster Gates Interviewed in The Guardian

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Theaster Gates Asks Collectors: “Support Artists That Live in Your Cities”

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Theaster Gates Wins Nasher Prize for Sculpture

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Theaster Gates Unveils Proposal for Park in Chicago’s Washington Park

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Theaster Gates Profiled in NYT

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Theaster Gates Interviewed in LA Times

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Theaster Gates Profiled in The Guardian

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Theaster Gates Launching Workforce Initiative in Chicago

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Theaster Gates to Curate New Performance Series at Hirshhorn

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Theaster Gates Wins Germany’s Kurt Schwitters Prize

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Interview Profiles Theaster Gates’s Stony Island Arts Bank Project

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Theaster Gates’s Chicago Art Center to Open This Fall

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

London – Theaster Gates: “Freedom of Assembly” at White Cube Gallery Through July 5th, 2015

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Theaster Gates Looking to Launch Sound Art Project in Bristol

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Theaster Gates Interviewed in BOMB

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Theaster Gates Profiled in New Yorker

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

London – Theaster Gates: “My Labor is My Protest” at White Cube Bermondsey Through November 11th, 2012

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

AO Preview – Miami: Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week, December 3rd – 8th, 2019

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

AO Preview – Basel: The Art Basel Art Fair, June 13th – 16th, 2019

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

AO On-Site – Miami Beach: Art Basel Miami Beach at the Miami Beach Convention Center, December 6-9th, 2018

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Chicago Dealer Richard Gray Passes Away at 89

Sunday, May 20th, 2018
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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