Holding Court: Theaster Gates

Presented in conjunction with Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art
Walker Art Center
November 18, 2014

Theaster Gates’s See, Sit, Sup, Sip, Sing: Holding Court (2012) was created using chairs, chalkboards, and other materials pulled from a now-closed school on the South Side of Chicago, Crispus Attucks, named after the first martyr of the American Revolution. The artist created a new experience for learning by inviting visitors to assemble at the table and provoking conversation. Gates “held court” to ask and respond to difficult questions about the function of museums and artists.

Program series curated by Fionn Meade with Misa Jefferies.

Copryright Fionn Meade unless otherwise stated