FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus – Theaster Gates


For acclaimed artist and urban planner Theaster Gates, the coronavirus pandemic has given him a chance to withdraw to his South Side studio to create new works, but it has also compelled him to act. Known for a body of work that addresses social issues, Gates has now teamed up with fashion designers to produce thousands of protective masks for those who need them most.

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Title: FIRSTHAND: Coronavirus – Theaster Gates

Type: Segment

Subject(s): Coronavirus, News & Public Affairs

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WTTW

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 04/15/2020

Runtime: 00:04:06

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Language: English


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