Last night, Locust Projects in conjunction with the Design District celebrating Art Basel Miami Beach, hosted a reception for Theaster Gates’s exhibit Soul Manufacturing Corporation. It was so much fun and a great turnout. Naomi Beckwith, Eric McKissak, Angel Otero, Kavi Gupta, Jay Jopling were amongst guests there to toast him. After thanking guests and talking about the exhibit and because most of his friends and supporters rarely see him during the process of creating his work, Theaster treated us to a show during the reception, creating clay pieces while talking about some issues close to him.
Soul Manufacturing Corporation is a multi-disciplinary project where Gates created a factory consisting of four pavilions.
It was a great night to not only celebrate Theaster but also meet some new friends. Art Basel so far has been quite a lovely experience and glad to see Chicago so well received!
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