White Cube is pleased to announce that Theaster Gates and Julie Mehretu will be participating in dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel.
Theaster Gates will create a new project titled '12 Ballads for Huguenot House'. He will resuscitate a dilapidated old building in Kassel using recycled building materials to transform it into a communal area where meals are served, performances take place, talks are hosted and architecture students can test out new creative materials.
Julie Mehretu will exhibit four new works provisionally entitled 'Mogamma'. The title takes its name from the main government building in Cairo, given to Egypt by the Soviets in the early 1950s. Fragments of the architecture of this building appear in the paintings, providing them with a rigorous framework over which Mehretu layers more gestural and lyrical brushstrokes and vectors. 'Mogamma', meaning 'collective' in Arabic, is also used to refer to a site that shares a mosque, a synagogue and a church.
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Theaster Gates '12 Ballads for the Huguenot House', 2012, Deconstructed timbers and other construction materials from 6901 South Dorchester, Chicago, video, sound 9.14 x 18.29 x 36.56 m Rebuild Foundation Construction Team, John Preus (lead) Courtesy the artist; Kavi Gupta, Chicago; White Cube, London Commissioned by dOCUMENTA (13) in collaboration with MCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, with the support of Phillip Keir and Sarah Benjamin, London; Kavi Gupta, Chicago Huguenot House, Photo: Nils Klinger