20 March 2017

Eduardo Paolozzi – Halfway In Halfway Out Whitechapel Review By Edward Lucie-Smith

The current Paolozzi exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery is, for an old stager like me, a bit of a puzzle. There was a time when Paolozzi was a very big deal – one of the major innovators in British art, the destined successor to the first generation of major British Modernists, chief among them Henry Moore.

10 January 2017

Nan Goldin and Marina Abramovic Turn The Camera To Women

Photography and video works drawn from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C. go on display at the Whitechapel Gallery 18 January -16 April.

30 September 2016

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Guerrilla Girls Launch Pro-Diversity Banner At Whitechapel Gallery

The Guerrilla Girls have been exposing and challenging sexism and racism in the visual arts, politics and culture for over three decades. Now for the first time, the anonymous feminist activist group revisit their 1986 campaign ‘It’s Even Worse in Europe’. In the summer of 2016, the Guerrilla Girls wrote to 383 European museum directors, inviting them […]

20 September 2016

William Kentridge Returns With First London Public Exhibition In Fifteen Years

A major exhibition of work by the South African artist William Kentridge opens at the Whitechapel Gallery on Wednesday. Artlyst was at the press view and highly recommends it as an exhibition not to miss for 2016. The show is titled Thick Time and was curated by the innovative Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick. This will be the artist’s […]

1 July 2016

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William Kentridge: Thick Time

Thick Time curated by Iwona Blazwick, Whitechapel Gallery Director, is the artist’s first major public solo presentation in the UK in over 15 years. The exhibition features six works created between 2003 and 2016 – including two of the artist’s immersive audio-visual installations, The Refusal of Time (2012) and O Sentimental Machine (2003), which have […]

15 December 2015

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Winners Of The 2015 NEON Curatorial Award Announced By Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery announces Joseph Constable and Rebecca Edwards as the winners of the 2015 NEON Curatorial Award. This is the first year in which two winning curators have been selected. The award was established in 2012 to champion curatorial excellence, and is part of an ongoing partnership between the Whitechapel Gallery and NEON, a nonprofit […]

12 November 2015

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Whitechapel Gallery: Exhibition Electronic Superhighway Shows Impact Of Technology On Artists

In January 2016 the Whitechapel Gallery presents Electronic Superhighway, a landmark exhibition that brings together over 100 artworks to show the impact of computer and Internet technologies on artists from the mid-1960s to the present day. New and rarely seen multimedia works, together with film, painting, sculpture, photography and drawing by over 70 artists feature, […]

30 October 2015

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Jarman Award Tour Culminates At The Whitechapel Gallery In November

This year’s Jarman Award tour will culminate with a weekend of music, events, spoken word, performances, talks and screenings at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. The Jarman Award celebrates the best in contemporary artists’ filmmaking and this weekend of festivities will allow audiences the chance to explore the work of six exceptional artist filmmakers shortlisted for this year’s award: Adam Chodzko, Seamus […]

5 October 2015

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Max Mara Art Prize For Women: Shortlist Unveiled

The Whitechapel Gallery, Collezione Maramotti and Max Mara revealed the names of the five artists shortlisted for the sixth Max Mara Art Prize for Women at a special event at the historical headquarters of Max Mara in Reggio Emilia, Italy on 4 October 2015. The shortlisted artists are Ruth Ewan, Ana Genovés, Emma Hart, Tania […]

24 August 2015

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Emily Jacir: Europa To Open At Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first UK survey of artist Emily Jacir this autumn. Bringing together almost two decades of sculpture, film, drawings, large-scale installations and photography, Emily Jacir: Europa focuses on Jacir’s dialogue with Europe, Italy and the Mediterranean in particular. Known for her poignant works of art that are as poetic as they […]

17 July 2015

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Artlyst Photo Special: The London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery

Artlyst attended The London Open 2015, at the Whitechapel Gallery – the triennial exhibition open to all artists aged 26 or over living and working in London. The exhibition presents a cross-section of the most dynamic work being made across the capital today to a national and international audience. Jodie Carey Untitled (Wall hanging), 2015 […]

17 July 2015

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Artists’ Film International Opens At Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery presents four new works for Artists’ Film International, a seasonal programme of film, video and animation chosen by partner cultural organisations from around the world. A recent film commission by Argentinian artist Eduardo Basualdo (selected by Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires, Argentina) titled Eyelids (2014), documents an art installation in Austria of […]

16 July 2015

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Artlyst EXCLUSIVE: LISTEN To James Richards Sound Installation For Francis Bacon Painting

The Turner Prize nominated artist James Richards has selected Francis Bacon’s ‘Study for a Portrait’ (1953), for the fourth and final presentation of works from the V-A-C collection, Moscow, and as a response to Bacon’s iconic figure, the artist has created an immersive sound work for the exhibition, which envelops the redesigned gallery space and […]

15 July 2015

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The London Open 2015 Triennial Exhibition Opens At Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery presents The London Open 2015 , the triennial exhibition open to all artists aged 26 or over living and working in London. Presenting a cross-section of the most dynamic work being made across the capital today to a national and international audience, the exhibition features painting, sculpture, moving image, photography, drawing, performances […]

30 June 2015

James Richards Juxtaposes Sound With Francis Bacon For V-A-C Collection Presentation

For the fourth and final presentation of works from the V-A-C collection, Moscow, Turner Prize nominated artist James Richards has selected Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait (1953) which is currently on show at the Whitechapel Gallery until 30 August 2015. Richards has created an immersive sound work for the exhibition, which envelops the redesigned […]

24 March 2015

Peter Liversidge: Notes On Protesting – Whitechapel Gallery – Intervention Of The Collective Voice

Known for his proposals, documents which delineate a possible action or project, Peter Liversidge’s art is one of possibility. The proposals set the parameters, but what happens after his typewriter-typed letter leaves his hands is down to myriad factors and a heavy dose of chance. In this four month project, Liversidge worked with sixty children […]

17 March 2015

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Whitechapel Gallery Presents First Solo Exhibition Of British Artist Peter Liversidge

Whitechapel Gallery presents ‘Notes on Protesting’, a new solo exhibition by British artist Peter Liversidge, inspired by ideas around demonstration and protest. The show is the result of a collaboration with groups of primary school children from east London, who worked with Liversidge to compose and write lyrics for protest songs, create choreography and design […]

2 March 2015

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Whitechapel Gallery Announces Artists For 2015 London Open Triennial Exhibition

From a record number of 2,133 applicants, 48 artists have been selected from open submission by a panel of high profile art world figures, including artist Angela de la Cruz, collector Nicoletta Fiorucci, writer and critic Ben Luke, gallerist Jake Millerand Whitechapel Gallery curators Daniel F. Herrmann, Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies, and […]

19 January 2015

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Richard Long Elected Second Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon

The Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon honours the lifetime achievements of one of the UK’s greatest artists, Richard Long. The award will be presented at a special gala dinner hosted by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick OBE on 19 March 2015. Richard Long makes sculptures, photographs and text works documenting his journeys around the world, from […]

19 January 2015

Adventures Of The Black Square: The Transcendental Purity Of Abstraction

The Whitechapel Gallery, London presents ‘Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015’ a major new exhibition tracing a century of Abstract art from 1915 to the present day. The exhibition includes over 100 works by 100 modern masters and contemporary artists including Carl Andre, David Batchelor, Dan Flavin, Andrea Fraser, […]

7 January 2015

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Alex Sainsbury Appointed As New Chair Of The Whitechapel Gallery

Alex Sainsbury has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Whitechapel Gallery. He joins in this role as the century-old Gallery strengthens its global reach and outlook to new territories, while expanding its digital platforms and welcoming nearly half a million visitors a year. Alex Sainsbury (born 1968) joined […]

30 December 2014

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Adventure Through 100 Years Of Abstraction At Whitechapel Gallery

‘Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015’ is a major new exhibition tracing a century of Abstract art from 1915 to the present day, and is to open at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. The exhibition brings together over 100 works by 100 modern masters and contemporary artists including Carl Andre, […]

6 November 2014

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Fiona Banner Curates Rarely Seen V-A-C collection Works At The Whitechapel

Fiona Banner chooses rarely seen works from the V-A-C collection by artists including Gerhard Richter, Richard Avedon, Claude Monet and Sigmar Polke, to show at the Whitechapel Gallery from 9 December 2014. Highlights of the exhibition titled Stamp Out Photographie include Gerhard Richter’s Kerze (1982), a hyper realistic painting of a single, glowing candle famously […]

18 September 2014

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The London Art Book Fair At Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Galley is presenting a book fair that reportedly presents the best in international contemporary art publishing. The viewer can browse beautiful artists’ books, rare art publications and catalogues from over 80 publishers. The three day event also hosts a collection of talks and performances. The opening night features a live set by Turner Prize-winning […]

16 September 2014

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Frieze Alternative Returns To London 2014

‘The Other Art Fair’, the artist-led fair, is in its seventh edition this October. Returning to East London’s Old Truman Brewery, during Frieze Week, the fair is set to be another satellite event of this period in London’s art calendar. The fair has a democratic and inclusive ethos and appears to have won a niche […]