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The best art and exhibitions in December 2019—Theaster Gates at Tate Liverpool and Judy Chicago at Gateshead

Plus George IV's art and spectacle

Theaster Gates: Amalgam, Tate Liverpool, 13th December to 3rd May

Malaga is an island off the north-east coast of Maine, in the US. From the mid-19th century it was home to an ethnically-mixed community, eventually forcibly expelled to the mainland. Many Malagans were left without housing or jobs, and some ended up in asylums. Theaster Gates, a politically engaged artist based in Chicago, best known for his community-based restoration projects, mines this story with wit. From this forgotten history he has produced three installations embracing sculpture,…

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