21 July—30 October 2016
Theaster Gates takes over the fifth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower with an immersive exhibition exploring the potential of the ‘house museum’—historically important landmarks that have been transformed into legacy sites.
In ‘How to Build a House Museum’ Gates proposes new ways of honouring and remembering Black experience and explores the potential of these spaces through music, dance, video, sculpture and painting. Organised as a world of symbolic structures and their associated objects, the exhibition is dedicated to Black luminaries including George Black, Frankie Knuckles and Muddy Waters.
Curated by Kitty Scott, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, this project marks Gates’ largest and most extensive museum presentation to date.
Gates will give a public talk on 20 July at 7pm at AGO. Admission is free. View full details here.
‘Theaster Gates: How to Build a House Museum’
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10.30am—5pm
Tuesday and Friday: 10.30am—9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10.30am—5.30pm
+1 877 225 4246
Theaster Gates 'House Heads Liberation Training' (2016)
Still from color video footage. © 2016 Theaster Gates. Photo: Chris Strong Photography