Director Sam Pollard’s “Black Art: In The Absence of Light” Documentary

Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Theaster Gates, Amy Sherald and others share their thoughts

In 1976, artist, art historian and curator David Driskell opened the doors to his landmark exhibition, Two Centuries of Black American Art, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The captivating, comprehensive study featured more than 200 works by 63 artists from the 19th and 20th century, but its expanse did not stop there; it toured the US and opened the eyes of …

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 …