Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces

Massimiliano Gioni, Gary Carrion-Murayari (Eds.)

The New Museum & Phaidon, 2022


Theaster Gates (b.1973) currently lives and works in Chicago. His work in the areas of social practice, interdisciplinary performance, archival investigation, and multi-faceted object making have made him one of the most compelling artists of the twenty-first century.

Accompanying a major mid-career retrospective at the New Museum, New York, opening in November 2022, this book covers the full range of Gates’s artistic activities over the past twenty years, capturing his expansive conception of art as a social sculptor, organizer, improviser, and preservationist.


ISBN: 9781838666101

280 pages, 200 illustrations, 29 x 25 cm, hardcover, English