Skip to content

Thursday night in Miami, artist Theaster Gates and his band the Black Monks of Mississippi performed at the pop-up club Prada Mode. In a small upstairs, tucked into the second floor of a poolside restaurant — a part of the understated hotel complex Prada took over for their three-night VIP nightlife happening, which was over by the time Friday arrived along with the non-VIP masses who were not on the list — Gates led the five-piece through a noisy and meditative free jazz-ish set. Hans Ulrich Obrist filmed it on his cellphone. Gates was barefoot.