For the sixth edition of the series "Der Öffentlichkeit" (The Public), Theaster Gates has developed the expansive installation "Black Chapel". The multi-part work reacts to the representative architecture of the 800 square meter middle hall of the Haus der Kunst by contrasting it with a complex narrative that is both politically and spiritually charged. The interplay of sculpture and photography opens up a space that addresses and visually reformulates questions of black history, spirituality and representation.
Extended info to the introduction: Concert at Haus der Kunst
Theaster Gates, Black Chapel / Johnson Publishing Company
Theaster Gates, Black Chapel / Illuminated billboards
Theaster Gates, Black Chapel / Central pavilion
Theaster Gates, Black Chapel / Masks
Theaster Gates, Archive Gallery
DJ Jay Scarlett made a small selection of songs for the soundtrack from the almost 2,000 records of Jesse Owens' collection.