Theaster Gates : Dance of Malaga. The Getty. Los Angeles. Photos by EMS

Dance of Malaga

GETTY CENTER

Harold M. Williams Auditorium

This is a past event

Occurred on Wed May 08 2019

To conclude the Getty Scholar Year Symposium on the theme of monumentality, keynote presenter Theaster Gates—current artist in residence at the Getty Research Institute—will screen his recent film, Dance of Malaga(2019). The film is a monument to the people of Malaga Island, Maine, and a meditation on love and race in America. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the Research Institute’s deputy director, Andrew Perchuk. 

Theaster Gates is an independent artist based in Chicago, Illinois. An urban planner, sculptor, and potter, he is internationally renowned for his artistic installations related to social justice issues. A professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago and founder of the Rebuild Foundation, Gates’s work blends art, community engagement, and urban development to reshape neighborhoods and revitalize cities. 

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