Theaster’s Bank

Theaster’s Bank

Melissa Harris [ Chicago Tribune ] First look inside Theaster Gates’ new Stony Island Arts Bank. The last time Theaster Gates walked me through the abandoned bank at East 68th Street and South Stony Island Avenue, water dripped from the ceiling, clouds wafted over a hole in the roof, and shards of glass and scraps of plaster crunched under his feet. The 42-year-old

Shaping Neighborhoods

Shaping Neighborhoods

Theaster Gates [ TED Vancouver ] I’m a potter, which seems like a fairly humble vocation. I know a lot about pots. I’ve spent about 15 years making them. One of the things that really excites me in my artistic practice and being trained as a potter is that you very quickly learn how to make great things out of nothing; that I

Creating Heat

Creating Heat

Theaster Gates [ TEDxUNC ] Good morning everybody. How you all doing? How many artists do we have out in the audience? Right on! Right on! How many people want to change the world? Right on! I think this morning I’m going to talk about on . For the last several years I’ve had the great opportunity of sharing my artistic practice in