Theaster Gates: Every Square Needs a Circle
This book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Theaster Gates: Every Square Needs a Circle at Gray Warehouse in Chicago. Featuring over a hundred color illustrations, it offers a detailed look at recent sculpture, tar paintings, installation, and neon work by the artist, and also features a multifaceted installation that bridges the work of W. E. B. Du Bois with architectural excerpts from Chicago, highlighting the history of objects while expounding on the archives that hold records of Black intelligence. The catalogue opens with a poem written by Gates, and includes an essay by artist and writer Zachary Cahill and a chronology of Gates’s exhibitions.
Proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to Gates’s nonprofit organization Rebuild Foundation, which strives to demonstrate the impact of innovative, ambitious, and entrepreneurial arts and cultural initiatives.