Last week installation artist and sculptor Theaster Gates hosted the first Black Artists Retreat in Chicago. This also served as an introduction to the many projects Theaster has in progress. The Black Cinema House, Archive Library, Blair House, Dorchester Artist Housing Collaborative, Hyde Park Art House, and the Kimbark Warehouse are all located on the south side of Chicago and will serve the communities they reside in, in a most immediate way.
The retreat was an opportunity for artists of many generations to meet, talk and plan for collaborative initiatives and ideas for the future.
Kenturah Davis and MJP were lucky and honored to be invited. Were looking forward to the wonderful new things that will come out of it!
All photos below by Kenturah Davis