Theaster Gates, an artist trained as an urban planner and sculptor, has developed a practice that includes space development, object making, performance and critical engagement with many publics. Among recent projects, he was a participating artist in Documenta 13 in Kassel, Germany, for “12 Ballads for Huguenot House.” Gates, a 2011 Loeb Fellow, is a Creative Time Global Resident for 201213 and was honored by the Wall Street Journal as an Arts Innovator of the Year in 2012.
Walid Raad is a New York-based artist and associate professor of art at The Cooper Union. His works include The Atlas Group, a fifteen-year project about the history of Lebanon between 1989 and 2004; the ongoing projects Scratching on Things I Could Disavow and Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut); and several books.
This event will be hosted and moderated by Dean Mohsen Mostafavi.
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