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Gates launches new label Black Madonna Press with The Black Monks Of Mississippi EP.

Artist and archivist Theaster Gates will explore the cult of the Black Madonna across two venues of the Kunstmuseum in Basel this summer. Turning two floors of the museum into a space of creative production, Gates has set up a temporary sound studio and printing workshop where live performances and interventions by the artist will take place.

Opening on 12th June, the first week of the exhibition will see Gates’ musical collective The Black Monks of Mississippi (Yaw Agyeman, Mikel Avery, Justin Dillard, Ben Lamar Gay, Kiara Lanier) perform nightly in the space, in collaboration with local group Jazzcampus Basel, and cut live sessions direct-to-vinyl with the VF lathe.