Theaster Gates throws open the doors to the latest instalment of his Black Image Corporation’ today at The Store X, 180 The Strand, featuring live performance programme ‘Collective Intimacy’.
The free exhibition and live series – programmed in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory, The Store X and The Showroom and connecting Chicago’s South Side with London’s black creative community – kicked off with exclusive travelling club Prada Mode London earlier this week, but is now open to the public until the end of the month.
Visitors can experience a series of immersive spaces created by Theaster Gates that make use of his extensive collections, including his Johnson Publishing Company archive and Dr Wax records.
Gates’s ‘Mississippi shack’ is designed for observing ceramics and sculpture, while church pews, midcentury furniture and neon signage juxtapose the raw concrete structure of the brutalist building on The Strand, designed by architect Sir Fredrick Gibberd.
The lounge will host a series of talks that shine the spotlight on emerging and established black talent, running on specific dates from until 27 October.
Tuesday – Saturday 12pm – 7pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm at The Store X, 180 The Strand
Entrance via 2 Surrey Street, London WC2R 1EA