It’s Tuesday night, and I hope everyone voted! I voted early this year and am very glad as it means I can attend tonight’s lecture with artist Theaster Gates at American University’s Katzen Center.
He will be discussing his work in the context of AU’s Kinetic: Conversations in Contemporary Art Series. Theaster is an artist whose work is rooted in social practice and manifest through performance and installation. His piece “Mississippi Pavilion” is on view right now at The Renwick as part of the 40 Under 40: Craft Futures show (see flickr photos here). The piece explores Chinese migration to the American South and consists of a regional shotgun shack filled with blue and white Chinese ceramics.
Theaster Gates is an exciting contemporary artist and tonight’s talk should be illuminating.
Tuesday, November 6th at 6pm, Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Art Center, American University.