2 April 2019
Over half of London’s LGBTQ+ venues closed between 2006 and 2016 New exhibition explores queer spaces through contemporary artworks and rare archival material. It asks what defines a ‘queer space’ and questions what the cultural legacy of these under-threat venues is?
The Whitechapel Gallery will be transformed by over 80 creative and cutting-edge publishers for four days.
Mona Hatoum (b. 1952) is the fifth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award at the Whitechapel Gallery. The Art Icon 2018 award will be presented on Monday 29 January 2018.
20 March 2017
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
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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
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 […]