Theaster Gates - Black Chapel - Regen Projects

Theaster Gates’s visionary interventions transform public spaces into places of interaction and encounter. For the Haus der Kunst, Gates has created the expansive Black Chapel, a multipartite installation that responds to the historic architecture of the museum’s publicly accessible Middle Hall, filling it with the object-based power of everyday Black experience.

This book reflects the themes addressed by Gates in Black Chapel—issues of social representation and participation between the conflicting poles of recent German and American history as seen in the life of the unparalleled African American athlete Jesse Owens. The complete and fully illustrated catalog of Owens's record collection is made available for the first time in this publication.