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Night program

THE CHURCH OF FUNK

Theaster Gates and the Black Monks (Chicago)

26.10. 19:30

Haus der Kunst

entrance € 20,00 | reduced € 20,00

Tickets available online (www.hausderkunst.de) or at the box office at Haus der Kunst

Drawing from a vast multiform practice that encompasses sculpture, installation, film, performance, improvisation, musical composition, and urban intervention, Gates plans to transform the Middle Hall into a place of social interaction and encounter, creating a multi-faceted installation that will intervene directly into the architecture of the building. Entitled, “The Black Chapel“, the work evokes a room being struck by lightning - powerful like both spiritual and political images - and comprises both a high, triangular chapel that can be entered by visitors, along with a series of scroll-screens displaying images from the Johnson Publishing archives. These photographs were first published in the magazines ‘Ebony’ and ‘Jet’ - two iconic publications within the dissemination of black culture in the United States - with the subsequent interplay of sculpture and photography resulting in a space that critically interrogates black history, identity and representation.

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Cast

With Theaster Gates, Mikel Avery, Yaw Agyeman, Michael Drayton, Ben Lamar Gaye und Jeff Parker