Black Madonna series. ©Theaster Gates in collaboration with JNL Design

Theaster Gates. Black Chapel

Exhibition tour,

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Exhibition tour in German
No reservation required
3 €/ Free Entry to the exhibition

Event overview

The work of the American artist Theaster Gates (*1973) builds a bridge between art and life. He fascinates viewers with tense spatial constellations that make visible the network of relationships between stereotypical forms of representation and the power structures that underpin them. For the sixth iteration of Haus der Kunst’s series “Der Öffentlichkeit”, Theaster Gates has created the expansive “Black Chapel”. This multipartite installation directly responds to the architecture of Haus der Kunst’s 800-square-foot Middle Hall, exposing it to a complex, politically and spiritually charged narrative. In the adjacent Archive Gallery, Gates has made available the record collection of the athlete and music lover Jesse Owens.

Public tours last 1 hour, cost 3 € and require no reservations.

Private tours can also be booked for the time of your choice.


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