Magazine
Latest Issue

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…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect