Theaster Gates

We had lunch next door to the Currency Exchange Café, one of Theaster Gates’s projects in Washington Park, in what had been a secondhand bookshop.   He spoke over jambalaya of his extraordinary work of art, social activism and urban regeneration, pouring the money he makes from his art back into local projects in Dorchester:-

After lunch, we went to the bank he has bought or been given, paid for with ceramic bonds, where he shows art, has a bookshop and library:-

He spoke wonderfully of his work:-

Then we went to his studio further south in Dorchester:-

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