Objects of Desire
Object Theaster Gates x Gagosian Shop in Burlington Arcade
Theaster Gates x Gagosian Shop in Burlington Arcade
Theaster Gates is the name on everybody’s lips. He’s the creative brains behind the 2022 Serpentine Pavilion, Black Chapel, which has garnered praise from critics and collectors alike, and is the subject of a new solo show at Gagosian in Basel. Until 2 July, he’s also taking over Gagosian’s shop in London’s Burlington Arcade. Shown alongside wall and floor sculptures are a range of clay vessels including tea bowls, water jars and sake cups that are integral to Gates’s practice. Downstairs, the shop has been transformed into a reading room where visitors can browse a curated selection of books that have influenced the artist. Also available for purchase are two limited-edition vinyl records produced by Gates and his musical ensemble the Black Monks. We’d buy everything if we could.