Now celebrating its 15th year of exhibiting experimental contemporary art, Locust Projects is pleased to present 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' by Theaster Gates, whose critically acclaimed installation '12 Ballads for Huguenot House' was recently featured in dOCUMENTA (13) in Kassel, Germany.
For the first gallery exhibition of this multi-disciplinary project, Gates will create a factory consisting of four pavilions, occupied by 'skilled makers' who will work in Locust Projects’ main gallery. Beginning with an empty space, the 'skilled makers' will produce things through the duration of the exhibition.
Concurrently, the 'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' will host programmes by a yoga instructor, a DJ, and a reader, all there to care for the makers and the audience. Inspiration for this programming stems from the lectors who presented news, politics, and literature to illiterate workers in the early industrial era.
'Soul Manufacturing Corporation' is a multi-city initiative based in Chicago that works in tandem with the Rebuild Foundation, an urban redevelopment organization dedicated to the creative re-use of buildings and design education throughout communities of colour.
'Theaster Gates: Soul Manufacturing Corporation'
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10 November - 21 December 2012
Theaster Gates 'Soul Food Rickshaw for Collard Greens and Whiskey' 2012 Desk drawers, wood and wheels
© Theaster Gates Courtesy White Cube