Theaster Gates: Radical Reform with Everyday Tools
by Hesse McGraw, Afterall, Summer 2012
Theaster Gates is viral. In 2011--the year Gates 'broke'--the socially engaged work shifted in the U.S. One critic lauded Gates for providing contemporary art with sorely lacking purpose, and Jeffrey Deitch, contemporary art's greatest pitchman, got to talking with him about art and real life on Mercedes-Benz TV.
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