Thursday 12 May 2016, 6pm
Theaster Gates will be in conversation with the National Gallery of Canada’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, discussing how Gates 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.
The conversation is part of the Gallery’s 'Contemporary Conversations' speaking series, created in partnership with the U.S. Embassy-Ottawa.
'Contemporary Conversations' invites iconic American artists to Ottawa for discussions on topics that transcend national borders, inspire critical thinking, and connect people across cultures.
Admission is free
Theaster Gates in conversation
National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
+613 990 1985