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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 – Paris: FIAC Art Fair at the Grand Palais, October 19th – 22nd, 2017

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

AO Preview – Paris: FIAC Art Fair at the Grand Palais, October 20th-23rd, 2016

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

New York – Jason Moran: “STAGED” at Luhring Augustine Through July 29th, 2016

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

AO Preview – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, March 22nd-26th, 2016

Monday, March 21st, 2016

2015 Venice Biennale Artists Announced

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Art Basel’s Unlimited Sector Gets Even Bigger

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Armory’s Creative Director Leaves Fair to Accept Position at Hauser & Wirth

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

AO Newslink

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

AO Newslink

Sunday, October 28th, 2012
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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