Opening Saturday, September 21st, from 12PM - 1PM
Join ARTNews Editor in Chief Sarah Douglas in conversation with Theaster Gates and Beth Rudin DeWoody.
Join ARTNews Editor in Chief Sarah Douglas in conversation with Theaster Gates and Beth Rudin DeWoody, for a discussion centered around the new exhibition In the Absence of Light: Gesture, Humor and Resistance in the Black Aesthetic. Organized by Theaster Gates, in collaboration with Beth Rudin DeWoody and Laura Dvorkin, this exhibition seeks to bring together artistic practices that not only reveal some sense of interiority, but by their very nature, reflect distance through laughter, painting gesture and isolation. Rebuild Foundation partnered with the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection’s substantial contemporary African diaspora collection to share works by over 20 of today’s most important practitioners within the contemporary art world. The exhibition is anchored by works by Glenn Ligon, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Henry Taylor.