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Theaster Gates | Black Artists Retreat 2019: Sonic Imagination


Theaster Gates hosted his renowned Black Artists Retreat for the first time outside of Chicago in 2019. This iteration, which Gates conceived of as re-creating the kind of public-spirited dialogue that the artist associates with the civil-rights movement of the 1960s, includes a public celebration with roller-skating, DJs, and performers amid an installation of some of the artist’s famous “housebergs”—7-foot-tall sculptural disco balls shaped like icebergs.

This event was held October 11–12, 2019 at Park Avenue Armory, New York:

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