Due to the current situation the exhibition "Theaster Gates. Black Chapel" can only be visited digitally. Therefore we offer a free digital audio tour through the exhibition with installation shots and images of the art works, that you can take from home.
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.