Thursday 12 May 2016 at 6 pm
Cash bar reception to follow in the Water Court Foyer
He’s been described as an artist, community builder and potter, whose ambitions stretch far beyond the wheel and the kiln.
Award-winning, Chicago-based Theaster Gates sits down with Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Josée Drouin-Brisebois to discuss how he has expanded his artistic practice to include issues of land use, performance, object-making, and critical engagement with diverse audiences. Founder of the non-profit Rebuild Foundation, Gates is currently a Professor in the Department of Visual Art and Director of Arts and Public Life at the University of Chicago.
Free admission. On 12 May, seats in the Auditorium will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There will also be a live broadcast of the event in the adjacent Lecture Hall.
The public dialogue is in English. French simultaneous interpretation is available if a request is made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5 May.