Thursday, September 22, 2016

Portrait of the Artist as Community Developer: Theaster Gates and Chicago's South Side - Urban Land Magazine

Portrait of the Artist as Community Developer: Theaster Gates and Chicago's South Side - Urban Land Magazine: Chicago-based Theaster Gates may be the only artist in the United States merging the roles of artist and real estate developer. A celebrated and commercially successful multimedia artist who has exhibited work in museums and galleries around the world, Gates has transformed blocks of his South Side neighborhood through key investments in housing and unique community assets that provide residents with outlets for expression while preserving local culture before it disappears.

"Art is Business"