Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Chicago's Theaster Gates to transform UK church bombed by the Nazi's

By Mark Brown
Temple Church, Bristol Photo: Max McClure Courtesy Situations
UNITED KINGDOM---It is one of the most ambitious arts events likely to happen this year: the first UK public project by the lauded American artist Theaster Gates, in which the dramatic ruins of a city centre church will host performances around the clock for 24 days. Visitors to Bristol’s Temple Church might encounter a choir at teatime, performance poetry at 10pm, a drum and pipe band at 8am, popstars at noon or readings in the depths of night. The project, which will launch on 29 October, is called Sanctum. [link]
12 Ballads for the Huguenot House, a previous artwork by Theaster Gates. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters