24 May 2021

Eileen Agar: A Surrealist Trailblazer Whitechapel Gallery – Sue Hubbard

As a new young arts writer, I once went to Eileen Agar’s flat in Kensington. I honestly didn’t know who she was at that time. The flat was quite conventional, except for a few collages on the walls and her famous Bouillabaisse hat – constructed of cork and decorated with a large orange plastic flower, a blue plastic star, assorted shells, glass beads and starfish – sitting on a stand.

5 February 2020

Radical Figures: A New Art Movement? – Edward Lucie-Smith

The rather splendid show of new figurative painting, now on view at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, boasts that it is the first event of its kind since the New Spirit in Painting exhibition that made such an impact here in London in the now long-ago 1980s.

2 April 2019

Queer Spaces: New Whitechapel Gallery Exhibition Opens

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?

15 August 2018

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London Art Book Fair 2018 Where Cutting-Edge Publishers Unite

The Whitechapel Gallery will be transformed by over 80 creative and cutting-edge publishers for four days.

24 October 2017

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Mona Hatoum Selected For Whitechapel’s Art Icon Award 2018

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

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 […]