The House That Theaster Built


The UK’s arts periodical The Art Newspaper overviews Rebuild Foundation founder Theaster Gates’s art practice and devotion to his community.
“When I arrive at 6901 Dorchester Avenue at nine in the morning in August, the house is already buzzing with activity—I can hear the sound of a buzz saw upstairs. The building is due to open later this month as the Black Cinema House, a space for research into and the screening of films about African-American culture and by artists of colour. It is one of the many urban rebuilding projects by the Chicago artist and current art-world favourite Theaster Gates.”