Theaster Gates’ “Black Image Corporation” Photos at Prada Mode Miami

Inside and around the Freehand Miami and Broken Shaker, a powerful pop-up photo exhibit

Few brands have a rightful, logical place on the schedule during Miami Art Week, but Italian luxury house Prada continues to demonstrate why it deserves to be there. Beyond the fact that their involvement in the arts begins with a Milan-based foundation, Prada’s efforts in Miami are anchored by impeccable curation, with a social twist. Last year, their stunning Cartsen Höller-designed Double Club became one of the …

Theaster Gates: Freedom of Assembly at White Cube

An exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by the Chicago artist is grounded in the personal and political

As we learned from his talks at last year’s Culture Lab Detroit, Chicago-born artist Theaster Gates is probably best known for creating art that also has a social agenda, using his skills and influence to help the regeneration of the Grand Crossing neighborhood in his hometown, among many other things. His latest show “Freedom of Assembly” takes Gates to London’s Bermondsey, where he ties together …

Kickstarter + For Freedoms’ 50 Billboards in 50 States

Public art through the largest creative collaboration in US history

Known as “The 50 States Initiative,” an epic artistic undertaking has started its funding process now on Kickstarter. The brainchild of For Freedoms, an artist-led non-profit organization founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, the initiative plans to unveil 52 different billboards, one in every US state, as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico. It isn’t a partisan activation in any way. Rather, …