Tate Liverpool opens first major UK exhibition of influential American artist Theaster Gates - The Guide Liverpool

Tate Liverpool opens first major UK exhibition of influential American artist Theaster Gates

03/02/2020

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Tate Liverpool’s  new exhibition, Theaster Gates: Amalgam includes sculpture, installation, film and dance inspired by the history of Malaga, a small, ethnically-mixed island off the coast of Maine, USA. In 1912, on the orders of the state governor, the inhabitants of Malaga were forcibly removed to the mainland without housing, jobs or support. The artist uses this devastating event to explore the complex and interweaving issues of race, territory and inequality in the United States.

Exhibition highlights include a new film, Dance of Malaga 2019, which features the choreography of acclaimed American dancer, Kyle Abraham. Gates’s musical collective, The Black Monks provide the film’s score. Their blues and gospel-inspired sound can be heard throughout the exhibition, continuing into an immersive ‘forest’ installation.

Theaster Gates: Amalgam runs until 3 May 2020. 16-25? Join Tate Collective and see the exhibition for just £5.

Get more info about the exhibition on the Tate Liverpool website here.

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