All is Fairs
by Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, May 7th, 2012
This year, the Armory Show art fair, which was held in March in two cavernous, steel-rafted halls on the Hudson River piers in the West Fifties, came with an official artist: Theaster Gates. A charismatic thirty-nine-year-old Chicago "urban planner, educator, composer and social catalyst," as he is described in a brochure from his dealer Kavi Gupta, Gates makes elegant assembled sculpture from the detritus of South Side slums...
Related Artists: Theaster Gates
Related Exhibitions: Armory Show