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Theaster Gates: Amalgam

Portrait of Theaster Gates © Palais de Tokyo, 2019

Explore the complex and interweaving issues of race, territory and inequality in Amalgam by Theaster Gates

Tate Liverpool presents Theaster Gates: Amalgam, a series of installations by American artist Theaster Gates (b. 1973). Amalgam, a word used to describe a blending of different elements, is reflective of Gates’s practice. Combining sculptures, film, dance and music the exhibition explores the complex and interweaving issues of race, territory, and inequality in the United States.

The word amalgam has also been used in the past as a derogatory term to refer to racial, ethnic and religious mixing. Theaster Gates: Amalgam takes as its point of departure the history of Malaga, a small island off the northeast state of Maine, USA. Visitors to the exhibition can expect to see three-large scale works responding to the history of Malaga.

Still from the film Dance of Malaga, 2019

Still from the film Dance of Malaga, 2019 © Theaster Gates and courtesy of the artist. Photo: Chris Strong

Installation view of ‘Amalgam’ at the studio of Theaster Gates

Installation view of Amalgam at the studio of Theaster Gates © Theaster Gates and courtesy of the artist. Photo: Chris Strong

Installation view of ‘Amalgam’ at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris

Installation view of Amalgam at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 20 February – 12 May 2019 © Theaster Gates and courtesy of the artist. Photo: Chris Strong

This is the first major exhibition in the UK of Theaster Gates. The artist was born in Chicago where he continues to live and work. Gates is best known for his architectural interventions and restoration projects, and his deep interest in how knowledge and history is created and interpreted. His work in South Side is reminiscent of the ongoing work in the Granby area of Liverpool, using art to transform places.

Tate Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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Dates

13 December 2019 – 3 May 2020

Pricing

£10.50 / FREE for Members

Admission £10.50

Concession £8.50

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