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Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion 2022 / Theaster Gates

Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion 2022 / Theaster Gates
Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion 2022 / Theaster Gates - Exterior Photography, Garden
Courtesy of Serpentine. Image © Iwan Baan

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  • Serpentine Pavilion Headline Partner : Goldman Sachs
  • Supporting Partners : Therme Group, Luma Foundation,
  • Responsible Materials Advisor : Design for Freedom by Grace Farms
  • Technical Consultant : David Glover
  • Supporter Circle : Gagosian, Regen Projects, White Cube,
  • Gold Sponsor : Weil
  • Artistic Director : Hans Ulrich Obrist
  • Chief Executive : Bettina Korek
  • City : London
  • Country : United Kingdom
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Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion 2022 / Theaster Gates - Exterior Photography, Facade, Concrete
Courtesy of Serpentine. Image © Iwan Baan

Text description provided by the architects. Black Chapel draws inspiration from many of the architectural typologies that ground the artist’s practice. The structure references the bottle kilns of Stoke-on-Trent in England, the beehive kilns of the Western United States, San Pietro, and the Roman tempiettos, and traditional African building structures such as the Musgum mud huts of Cameroon and the Kasabi Tombs of Kampala, Uganda.

Drawn to the transcendental environment of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, Gates has produced a series of new tar paintings, especially for Black Chapel. Determined to create a space that reflects the artist’s hand and sensibilities, seven panels hang from the interior structure.

Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion 2022 / Theaster Gates - Exterior Photography
Courtesy of Serpentine. Image © Iwan Baan

In these works, Gates honours his father’s craft as a roofer and uses roofing strategies and torch down, which requires an open flame to heat the material and affix it to the surface.

Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion 2022 / Theaster Gates - Interior Photography
Courtesy of Serpentine. Image © Iwan Baan

An operating bronze bell, salvaged from St. Laurence, a landmark Catholic Church that once stood on Chicago’s South Side, will stand next to the entrance of the Pavilion. Underscoring the erasure of spaces for convening and spiritual communion in urban communities, the historic bell will act as a call to assembly, congregation, and contemplation throughout the summer’s events.

Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion 2022 / Theaster Gates - Interior Photography, Lighting
Courtesy of Serpentine. Image © Iwan Baan

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Cite: "Black Chapel Serpentine Pavilion 2022 / Theaster Gates" 07 Jun 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/983262/black-chapel-serpentine-pavilion-2022-theaster-gates> ISSN 0719-8884
Courtesy of Serpentine. Image © Iwan Baan

2022 年蛇形画廊展亭:黑教堂 / Theaster Gates

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