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Artist Theaster Gates on W.E.B. DuBois and what Donald Trump doesn't get about Chicago

Artist Theaster Gates on W.E.B. DuBois and what Donald Trump doesn't get about Chicago

Artist Theaster Gates likes to refer to himself as a potter. But the one-time urban planning student is perhaps best known for a long-running work of social practice on the South Side of Chicago. 

There he has transformed a series of neglected buildings into centers of culture. These range from a space that screens films with African American themes to a once-abandoned but still graceful neoclassical bank (sold to...

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