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 […]

24 July 2014

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Lydia Yee Announced New Chief Curator At London’s Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery has announced today that Lydia Yee is appointed Chief Curator. Lydia Yee joins the Whitechapel Gallery in this senior role as the century-old Gallery strengthens its global reach and outlook to new territories, while expanding its digital platforms and welcoming half a million visitors a year.  Working closely with Iwona Blazwick, Director, […]

12 May 2014

Chris Marker: A life long Obsession With Memory War And Politics

A Grin Without a Cat, at the Whitechapel Gallery till 22 June, is the widest Chris Marker retrospective ever shown in the UK. The visitor evolves through four sections organised around themes pivotal to Marker’s oeuvre: museum policies, travels, memory, war and politics. The non-chronological display of works demonstrates how these topics interlace to forge […]

29 April 2014

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Giulio Paolini: Renaissance Inspired Conceptual Art Installations Come To The Whitechapel

A new exhibition of work by the Italian artist Giulio Paolini (b.1940) has been announced for July at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. Paolini’s installations are deeply rooted in art history from the Renaissance to today – with plaster casts of classical sculptures to reproductions of iconic paintings by Chardin, Lotto and Velázquez. The Whitechapel […]

29 March 2014

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Whitechapel Gallery And ENO Collaborate With Matthew Barney In New Exhibition

The Whitechapel Gallery and English National Opera collaborate for the first time on a ground-breaking presentation of the work of leading international artist Matthew Barney, showing his latest and best-known works over one weekend. The UK premiere of Barney’s new film with composer Jonathan Bepler RIVER OF FUNDAMENT will be shown at the Coliseum following […]

1 February 2014

Hannah Hoch: Social Conscience And Political Commentator Of Unmediated Expression

Hannah Höch was a pioneer Dadaist of 1920’s Berlin. Somewhat forgotten, or at least pigeon-holed by art history; a social provocateur who clashed with the Nazis and was found guilty of Entartete Kunst(degenerate art). The exhibition is a survey of the artist’s works on paper and is the first major exhibition of Höch’s art in […]

16 January 2014

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Chris Marker : First UK Retrospective Announced For The Whitechapel Gallery

Chris Marker is widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of the ‘essay film’ and is best known as the director of over 60 films includingSans soleil (Sunless, 1983) and A Grin Without a Cat (Le Fond de l’air est rouge, 1977). His most celebrated work La Jetée (The Pier, 1962) imagines a Paris devastated by […]

12 December 2013

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Galini Notti Announced NEON Curatorial Award Winner At Whitechapel Gallery

Galini Notti has been announced as the winner of the 2013 NEON Curatorial Award at The Whitechapel Gallery, at a ceremony this evening. The NEON Curatorial Award is part of an on-going partnership between the Whitechapel Gallery in London and NEON, a non-profit organisation in Athens. Through building links between emerging curators in London and […]

1 December 2013

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Kader Attia New Site-specific Commission At Whitechapel Gallery Opens

The Whitechapel Gallery has revealed a new site-specific commission by French Algerian artist Kader Attia. The work revisits the biblical story of Jacob’s ladder with a towering floor to ceiling structure of rare artefacts and books that will fill the lofty spaces of the Gallery. Hidden inside this library is a cabinet of curiosities filled […]

10 October 2013

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Hannah Höch Exhibition Announced By Whitechapel Gallery For January

Hannah Höch was an important member of the Berlin Dada movement and a pioneer in collage. Splicing together images taken from popular magazines, illustrated journals and fashion publications, she created a humorous and moving commentary on society during a time of tremendous social change. Acerbic, astute and funny, Höch established collage as a key medium […]

2 October 2013

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Sarah Lucas Launches Her First London Public Gallery Solo Exhibition

The Whitechapel Gallery is presenting the first London, public gallery, solo exhibition of the internationally significant artist Sarah Lucas. Bringing together over two decades of sculpture, installation and photography, SITUATION explores Lucas’s remarkable career and assesses the vital role she has played in British art. Since the late 1980s, Lucas has created sculptures and installations […]

20 August 2013

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Whitechapel Gallery Announces The London Art Book Fair 2013 Lineup

The London Art Book Fair which takes place in September at the Whitechapel Gallery is celebrating the best of international contemporary art publishing. Returning for its fifth year the Fair will feature a diverse range of events, from printing workshops, screenings and readings to talks by leading artists and authors including Tacita Dean, Cornelia Parker […]

1 August 2013

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Whitechapel Gallery Announces Max Mara Art Prize for Women Shortlist

The Whitechapel Gallery and Max Mara have announced today the five artists shortlisted for the fifth Max Mara Art Prize For Women. The shortlisted artists are Beatrice Gibson, Melanie Gilligan, Judith Goddard, Philomene Pirecki and Corin Sworn. The artists were selected for the Prize by a judging panel chaired by Iwona Blazwick OBE, Director of […]

21 July 2013

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Jarman Award 2013: Shortlist Announced For £10,000 Annual Prize

Film London in association with the Whitechapel Gallery have announced the 2013 line up of UK-based contemporary artists for the sixth edition of the annual Jarman Award. The 10 strong shortlist for the 2013 award comprises: Ed Atkins; Beatrice Gibson; Emma Hart; Rachel Maclean; Uriel Orlow; Charlotte Prodger;  Hannah Sawtell; Grace Schwindt;  John Smith; and  […]