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Art is often conceived as unrelated to our lives, as merely a part of decorating a room. Theaster Gates, an installation artist and an urban planner, has changed this type of conception about art. The Chicago-based artist not only contributes to improving the level of culture and arts of the local society by breathing new life into abandoned buildings, but also provides generous support for African-American artists like himself through his projects.
Gates has been leading the neighbors in need of a helping hand to a better life through art, and has made efforts to narrow the gap between art and our everyday lives through projects transforming days of life to be more vigorous and beautiful. The 14th episode of Brilliant Ideas by Bloomberg and Hyundai Motor will follow the journey of Gates, the practicing artist, enriching life through his art.