The Nasher Sculpture Center announces Theaster Gates as the recipient of the 2018 Nasher Prize. The Prize, now in its third year, is awarded to living artist who elevates the understanding of sculpture and its possibilities. Gates maintains an artistic practice that incorporates sculpture, painting, music, performance, architecture, urban planning and social engagement. His projects cull from the material history of a place.
“Sculpture is a way to move between materials – to fight with materials. This movement between materials and modes of making is what I want to spend my time doing. My work’s aim is to pay attention to a thing that has not had attention paid to it in a long time,” Theaster Gates.
1. Dorchester Projects, 2008-ongoing. The Listening House and the Archive House located on Dorchester Street in the neighbourhood of Greater Grand Crossing on the South Side of Chicago. White Cube/Sara Pooley © Theaster Gates and White Cube.