Theaster Gates

Season 2 Episode 11 | 4m 6s  | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 04/15/20

Rating: NR

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FIRSTHAND is a local public television program presented by WTTW.