Elmgreen & Dragset have transformed the ground floor exhibition space at The Whitechapel Gallery into a disused municipal swimming pool complete with cracked tiles, fallen fluorescent lights, peeling plaster and scaffolding posts
24 July 2018
A major new overview of artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset has been announced for September 2018 with six new sculptures and 29 works created over 20 years of the artists’ collaboration. It will be their first comprehensive show in a public UK gallery.
12 June 2017
The Whitechapel Gallery is presenting a new exhibition which brings together artworks and documents tracing a visual journey through the motif of dust from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction and natural disasters to domestic dirt and forensics.
15 February 2017
The first London retrospective exhibition of the innovative artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) has opened at the Whitechapel. Paolozzi was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Considered one of the the ‘godfathers of Pop Art’.
The Whitechapel Gallery has announced Emily Riddle as the winner of the 2016 NEON Curatorial Award. The NEON Curatorial Award was established in 2012 to champion curatorial excellence and is part of an ongoing partnership between the Whitechapel Gallery and NEON, a non-profit organisation in Athens.
The Whitechapel Gallery has announced that the Scottish painter Peter Doig (b. 1959) is the fourth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award.
A major new art commission by Corin Sworn, the latest winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, will be unveiled in May 2015 at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and October 2015 at Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia. The work follows the artist’s 6-month Italian residency in Rome, Naples and Venice, and marks the culmination […]
17 October 2014
During World War II, when Richard Tuttle was but a young boy, his father had a nervous breakdown, which effectively tore down his hitherto patriarchal authority. The future celebrated North American sculptor, painter, and textile artist reacted by retreating to his front porch in New Jersey, and had an intensely formative time of reflection. Tuttle […]
Richard Tuttle, ‘I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of Textile Language’ will be the largest survey of work ever held in the UK, by the renowned US artist Richard Tuttle (b.1941). Comprising an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery plus a large-scale sculpture in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication. Richard Tuttle came to […]
The London Art Book Fair celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing. Exhibitors include galleries, booksellers, colleges and leading publishers such as Hatje Cantz, Onestar Press, Ridinghouse and Thames and Hudson. Rare and unusual books and prints from independent publishers, artists and presses include Nobrow’s books and art comics introducing the work of talented […]
The American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle will have his UK’s largest ever survey in London this October. It will comprise a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of his career, a large-scale sculptural commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication. Entitled I Don’t Know, Or The Weave of […]
It has been a very busy week for the Turner Prize winning video artist Elizabeth Price who has not only won the £60,000 Contemporary Art Society (CAS) Award, but has also been selected by the Whitechapel Gallery for Artists’ Film International, an annual touring programme of film, video and animation chosen by 15 partner organisations […]
Film London and Channel 4 in association with the Whitechapel Gallery are excited to announce a national tour of the stellar line up of 10 UK-based shortlisted artists for the prestigious Film London Jarman Award’s sixth year, comprising Ed Atkins, Beatrice Gibson, Emma Hart, Rachel Maclean, Uriel Orlow, Charlotte Prodger, Hannah Sawtell, Grace Schwindt, John Smithand Jessica Warboys, to run from until 3 November. This is an especially important year for the Award as it immediately precedes the 20th year […]
The Whitechapel Gallery is partnering with Dazed and Converse for the 2012 Emerging Artists Award. This prize offers a platform for emerging unrepresented artists under 35. The judging panel includes the Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller and the Times Arts Commissioning Editor Nancy Durrant. The shortlist has now been chosen by the panel, and comprises […]
The Whitechapel Gallery has announced the first major British survey show of the New York artist Mel Bochner, one of the founding figures of conceptual art, for the Autumn. The exhibition traces nearly 50 years of Bochner’s work, from the late 1960s to today, showing his fascination with language and colour. It will include a […]
Masterworks from the Government Art Collection Opens at Whitechapel The second exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery of the Government Art Collection goes on display today. This time the gallery has invited leading British artist Cornelia Parker to select works of art reflecting her personal take on the Collection. When making her selection, Parker arranged […]
9 September 2011
Rothko In Britain Whitechapel Gallery 9 Sept 2011 – 26 Feb 2012 Rothko in Britain is an exhibition about an exhibition. It recreates, at least through archival material, the Whitechapel Gallery’s ground-breaking 1961 show that displayed the works of Mark Rothko in Britain for the very first time. Despite only having one actual Rothko painting […]
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this influential exhibition held In 1961, the Whitechapel Gallery is to hold a major new show of the seminal Abstract Expressionist’s work. This was the first solo show of American artist Mark Rothko in Britain the now iconic exhibition is brought vividly to life through the Gallery’s archives of […]