Theaster Gates: Bad Neon


TANK Shanghai is presenting the exhibition "Bad Neon", which is the first solo exhibition of American artist Theaster Gates in China.


The artist will transform the unique space of TANK Shanghai into a roller skating rink, and combine it with  neon lights, music, and artworks, allowing the audience to experience the energy of art. Gates focuses on serving the community through art and exploring urban development.


Gates also won the Crystal Award at Davos 2020 for creating community development. The awards are given to cultural leaders with a global perspective who reflect on the human condition and provide support and assistance.

Gates was ranked 20th in the 2019 Art Review Power 100.