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Gallery Opening for Theaster Gates: A Way of Working

Gallery Opening for Theaster Gates: A Way of Working

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
General Public 

The Opening Celebration kicks off the gallery presentation for Theaster Gates: A Way of Working, a two-day conference and lecture on the inaugural Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics winner. The two-day gathering is anchored by an artist lecture by Gates on September 18, at 7:00 p.m., preceded by the gallery opening celebration from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Curated with support by Theaster Gates, The New School's Vera List Center offers the gallery presentation at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design. On view is an insight into how the artist develops synergies within his far-reaching work, and examines the complex ways of creating and maintaining an expanded studio practice rooted in institutional engagement, object making, and the production of space. Gates is globally renowned for his genre-defying explorations of community, history, race, and politics.

Events for Theaster Gates: A Way of Working 
Forum
Wednesday, September 18, 10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Artist's Lecture
Wednesday, September 18, 7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street

Gallery Presentation
September 19 –October 5, 2013
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
Parsons The New School for Design, 66 Fifth Avenue
Open daily 12:00–6:00 p.m., and late on Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.

Theaster Gates: A Way of Working is part of the program initiatives of the inaugural Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics. It is curated by Carin Kuoni, Director/Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and Chelsea Haines, Curatorial Associate. The gallery installation is presented in collaboration with Theaster Gates, with support from Kate Hadley Williams, Studio and Exhibitions Manager for Theaster Gates, La Keisha Leek, Artist Liaison for Rebuild Foundation, and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Parsons The New School for Design. Additional support is provided by Parsons’ Curatorial Design Research Lab, and by White Cube, London. Special thanks to Yoko Ono. Founding Supporters of the Prize are James-Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach, Elizabeth Hilpman and Byron Tucker, Jane Lombard, Joshua Mack, and The New School for Public Engagement.

Image: Theaster Gates, Dorchester Projects (2008–ongoing), Chicago. Photo by James W. Toftness.

 



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