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Theaster GatesTHEASTER GATES

Even encased in elegant frames and hanging on pristine gallery walls, Gates’s fire hoses remain charged with reverberations of the civil rights movement. Don’t miss the Chicago artist’s sold-out exhibition at Kavi Gupta.

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Through 7/9 Theaster Gates explores the legacy of the civil rights movement with sculptures made from material—old fire hoses, building remnants—salvaged from Chicago’s South Side. The hoses are particularly bracing: A reminder of past violent hazings of peaceful protesters, they’re encased in vitrines like museum artifacts—or fire extinguishers, ready to be deployed at new signs of unrest. 835 W Washington. kavigupta.com.

 

Photograph: Chris Strong

 

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