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It's the last week for your chance to visit Eileen Agar's major retrospective, featuring 150 impactful works that encomp...
23/08/2021

It's the last week for your chance to visit Eileen Agar's major retrospective, featuring 150 impactful works that encompass her talent to transform the everyday into the extraordinary.

Book your tickets today and encounter impactful works by this important and overlooked artist: http://ow.ly/jwT050FWoAa

It's the last week for your chance to visit Eileen Agar's major retrospective, featuring 150 impactful works that encompass her talent to transform the everyday into the extraordinary.

Book your tickets today and encounter impactful works by this important and overlooked artist: http://ow.ly/jwT050FWoAa

In spring and summer 2021, Whitechapel Gallery collaborated with artists at Submit to Love Studios to produce a collecti...
22/08/2021
Just Imagined... Behind the Scenes - Whitechapel Gallery

In spring and summer 2021, Whitechapel Gallery collaborated with artists at Submit to Love Studios to produce a collective response to the current retrospective, Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy.

We invited a group of Headway dancers and artists to start exploring ideas relating to Eileen Agar’s work. The members who took part were Ken Hazeldine, Theresa Malcolm, Tirzah Mileham, Donna Rogers, Trevor Small and Sandra St Hilaire.

Head over to our blog to read the full behind-the-scenes recollection and watch the final film: http://ow.ly/O11Z50FVMcL

In spring and summer 2021, Whitechapel Gallery collaborated with artists at Sumit to Love Studios to produce a collective response to Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, the major retrospective shown at the Gallery.

This weekend is your last chance to visit Sol Calero's colourful world created by 44 artworks selected from the Hiscox C...
13/08/2021

This weekend is your last chance to visit Sol Calero's colourful world created by 44 artworks selected from the Hiscox Collection!

Inviting you to think about the act of collecting, the display encourages you to think about what you choose to surround yourself with in your home and the importance and presence of the natural world.

See works that celebrates both the natural and the domestic realms by artists including Pio Abad, Phillip Allen, Polly Apfelbaum, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, David Batchelor, Willem Blaeu, Alighiero Boetti, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Willie Cole, Andrew Cranston, Noah Davis, Maria de Lima, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Lilah Fowler, Daniel Gordon, Richard Hamilton, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Howard Hodgkin, Agnieszka Kurant, Jim Lambie, Peter Lanyon, Annie Leibovitz, Sol LeWitt, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Eddie Martinez, Nancy Milner, Joan Miró, Sarah Morris, Richard Mosse, Malgorzata Neubart, Chris Ofili, Jorge Pedro Núñez, Pavel Pepperstein, Pablo Picasso, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Tal R, Abigail Reynolds, John Riddy, Martin Soto Climent, Jeni Spota, Brent Wadden and Ali Zitouni.

Desde el Salón (From the Living Room) is on display until 15 August 2021. Find out more: http://ow.ly/ORM350FQjPf

This weekend is your last chance to visit Sol Calero's colourful world created by 44 artworks selected from the Hiscox Collection!

Inviting you to think about the act of collecting, the display encourages you to think about what you choose to surround yourself with in your home and the importance and presence of the natural world.

See works that celebrates both the natural and the domestic realms by artists including Pio Abad, Phillip Allen, Polly Apfelbaum, John Baldessari, Yto Barrada, David Batchelor, Willem Blaeu, Alighiero Boetti, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Willie Cole, Andrew Cranston, Noah Davis, Maria de Lima, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Lilah Fowler, Daniel Gordon, Richard Hamilton, Gil Heitor Cortesão, Howard Hodgkin, Agnieszka Kurant, Jim Lambie, Peter Lanyon, Annie Leibovitz, Sol LeWitt, Amadeo Luciano Lorenzato, Eddie Martinez, Nancy Milner, Joan Miró, Sarah Morris, Richard Mosse, Malgorzata Neubart, Chris Ofili, Jorge Pedro Núñez, Pavel Pepperstein, Pablo Picasso, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Tal R, Abigail Reynolds, John Riddy, Martin Soto Climent, Jeni Spota, Brent Wadden and Ali Zitouni.

Desde el Salón (From the Living Room) is on display until 15 August 2021. Find out more: http://ow.ly/ORM350FQjPf

It's your last chance to view two important, timely films made by Ayo Akingbade in collaboration with Whitechapel Galler...
12/08/2021
A Glittering City: Ayo Akingbade with Duchamp & Sons - Whitechapel Gallery

It's your last chance to view two important, timely films made by Ayo Akingbade in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery's youth collective Duchamp & Sons, featuring in A Glittering City.

Echoing the uncertain times we live in, the new commission Fire In My Belly (2021) offers a compelling portrait of London through the voices of young people, as they navigate an uncharted road map of the city. Presented alongside Dear Babylon (2019), a film essay that follows three art students and their investigations on the future of social housing.

A Glittering City: Ayo Akingbade with Duchamp & Sons closes 15 August 2021. Find out more: http://ow.ly/52A450FPHJr

Ayo Akingbade collaborated with Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective Duchamp & Sons to explore questions of home, community and crisis.

11/08/2021

Join us online on 1 Sep for our Summer Flash Sale featuring 25 editions under £250 - this is your chance to purchase the ultimate gift for art lovers this August Bank Holiday ☀️

Make sure to follow Whitechapel Gallery Editions on Instagram and sign up to our editions newsletter for special previews ahead of the sale: http://ow.ly/YgZh50FONbf

Our framing partners FRAME London now offer a special 20% discount on framing of your Whitechapel Gallery editions.

Find out more about the event on our website: http://ow.ly/4rnV50FONdT

08/08/2021

To end our first season of the Ways of Knowing event series, join an outdoor experience with artist collective Matterlurgy forming part of their online project http://ow.ly/zaNW50FKThV, in partnership with Arts Catalyst.

This workshop explores how humans and non-humans co-compose water and considers the cultural, spectral and chemical impacts that form, inform and are formed by the river. The collaborative enquiries draw on science and art to reimagine how rivers are examined, understood and interpreted.

Responses will be co-constructed across analogue and digital forms through practices that incorporate methods of listening and attunement, speculative writing and assemblage. The outcomes of the workshop will be shared online following the event.

Please note that this workshop has a limited capacity. Head over to our website to find out more and register your place: http://ow.ly/vMDB50FKThW

Photo credit:

Courtesy of the artists.

Three new films are now screening in our Auditorium and online as part of the ongoing Artists' Film International projec...
07/08/2021

Three new films are now screening in our Auditorium and online as part of the ongoing Artists' Film International project: a global survey of moving image works, focusing on the theme of care.

Part social experiment, part absurdist theatre, Breakfast in Bed (2016) by Kenneth Tam (b.1982, USA) explores male-to-male intimacy and constructions of masculinity through playful team building activities. Tam recruited seven non-actors from online forums such as Craigslist and Reddit to participate in a mock men's social club questioning normative male social conventions and codes of behaviour.

In 4_Runners (2021) by Mihály Stefanovicz (b. 1991, Hungary), four ultra-runners on treadmills in the gym or at home move through space and time and different landscapes, eliminating the notion of a journey but seeking the euphoria of physical fatigue.

Formed from an overwhelming sadness and loss, Patty Chang’s Invocation for a Wandering Lake: Part 1 & 2 (2016), presents the artist meditatively washing the lifeless body of a beached whale off the coast of Newfoundland’s Fogo Islands, a former fishing hub. With similar attention, she scrubs the shell of an abandoned ship in the desert of Muynak, Uzbekistan, a defunct seaport on the receded Aral Sea affording rituals of care to non-human entities.

Watch the films in full and find out more about the artists: http://ow.ly/e51a50FKSip

In celebration of our current exhibitions, we’re sharing vivid works of art across the streets of East London. Keep your...
06/08/2021

In celebration of our current exhibitions, we’re sharing vivid works of art across the streets of East London. Keep your eyes out over the next few weeks for images of Eileen Agar's spirited canvases, which add some much-needed colour to this gloomy, grey summer. Be sure to book your tickets to see these works and more in Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, on view until 29 August.

If you encounter one of our posters outdoors, please snap a photo and tag us using #surrealsummer2021 on social media.

Find out more about the artworks and current exhibitions over on our blog: http://ow.ly/Dmqk50FLJXk

In celebration of our current exhibitions, we’re sharing vivid works of art across the streets of East London. Keep your eyes out over the next few weeks for images of Eileen Agar's spirited canvases, which add some much-needed colour to this gloomy, grey summer. Be sure to book your tickets to see these works and more in Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, on view until 29 August.

If you encounter one of our posters outdoors, please snap a photo and tag us using #surrealsummer2021 on social media.

Find out more about the artworks and current exhibitions over on our blog: http://ow.ly/Dmqk50FLJXk

The dreams, nightmares, and twilight landscapes of 35 international artists are brought together in This is the Night Ma...
05/08/2021

The dreams, nightmares, and twilight landscapes of 35 international artists are brought together in This is the Night Mail, a new artist-curated display by Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad opening 27 August.

Drawing from the personal collections of Christen Sveaas and that of the Christen Sveaas Art Foundation, the exhibition creates a densely packed setting featuring painting, photography, sculpture, and drawings. Ekblad’s selection includes late 19th and 20th-century Norwegian artists, for example, Anna Eva Bergman, Theodor Kittelsen, Edvard Munch, Harald Sohlberg, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Edward Ruscha, and Rosemarie Trockel. Their work features alongside beautifully crafted antique silver and glass objects which Norwegian collector Christen Sveaas has been acquiring for over 40 years.

Stay tuned for further details!

Christen Sveaas Art Collection: This is the Night Mail selected by Ida Ekblad opens 27 August 2021.

#ChristenSveaasArt

The dreams, nightmares, and twilight landscapes of 35 international artists are brought together in This is the Night Mail, a new artist-curated display by Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad opening 27 August.

Drawing from the personal collections of Christen Sveaas and that of the Christen Sveaas Art Foundation, the exhibition creates a densely packed setting featuring painting, photography, sculpture, and drawings. Ekblad’s selection includes late 19th and 20th-century Norwegian artists, for example, Anna Eva Bergman, Theodor Kittelsen, Edvard Munch, Harald Sohlberg, Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Edward Ruscha, and Rosemarie Trockel. Their work features alongside beautifully crafted antique silver and glass objects which Norwegian collector Christen Sveaas has been acquiring for over 40 years.

Stay tuned for further details!

Christen Sveaas Art Collection: This is the Night Mail selected by Ida Ekblad opens 27 August 2021.

#ChristenSveaasArt

Happy First Thursdays!We can’t believe it’s already August, but we're excited as ever to partner with neighbouring galle...
05/08/2021

Happy First Thursdays!

We can’t believe it’s already August, but we're excited as ever to partner with neighbouring galleries for this month’s edition of First Thursdays. This month we are collaborating with Nunnery Gallery, SCAN Projects and PEER to highlight solo presentations, group exhibitions and audio-visual installations all in one place.

The Nunnery Gallery presents Is there space for empathy?, the first UK solo exhibition by the Finnish artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala, examining what empathy means in 2021, in a post-Brexit, post-Covid, post-colonial Britain. She looks at what role empathy can play in helping us re-enter public life and re-discover physical closeness with each other once again.

SCAN Projects presents Anatomy of a Shipwreck by Roberto Urbano, comprising of various sculptural installations in which the artist evokes elements of the maritime space, such as the hull of a boat or nautical charts, pieces that constitute metaphors for failure and repair.

PEER and Shoreditch Library presents Swirl of Words / Swirl of Worlds, an exhibition, public programme and poetry publication exploring language and cultural identity. The project considers the relationship both between language and cultural identity through hidden mother tongues within communities, notions of endangered or suppressed languages; English as a second or other langue; meaning-slippage and humour in sound or non-verbal communicating; and some artistic approaches to the fluidity between word and image.

To find out more about the First Thursday partners this month, head over to our blog: http://ow.ly/oXGp50FK7SP

This autumn, you're invited to participate in an interactive installation by world famous artist, musician and activist ...
04/08/2021

This autumn, you're invited to participate in an interactive installation by world famous artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono.

In MEND PIECE for London, broken fragments of pottery are presented on two plain white tables, along with simple materials for repair – glue, twine, scissors and tape. Drawing on the Japanese tradition of kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery using lacquer mixed with precious metals such as gold and silver, the display welcomes you to 'mend' the pieces alongside artist's simple instructions: ‘Mend carefully. / Think of mending the world at the same time.’

Ono first presented this work as Mending Piece I at her 1966 solo exhibition at Indica Gallery, London, a renowned centre for countercultural art. The installation now returns to the city more than 50 years later, following Ono’s extensive career spanning performance, writing, visual art, experimental music and film.

Opening on 25 August, MEND PIECE for London looks at physical act of repair as a timely metaphor for a different kind of mending which takes place in the mind and through community.

Stay tuned for further details!

Yoko Ono (MEND PIECE for London) is supported by Bagri Foundation

This autumn, you're invited to participate in an interactive installation by world famous artist, musician and activist Yoko Ono.

In MEND PIECE for London, broken fragments of pottery are presented on two plain white tables, along with simple materials for repair – glue, twine, scissors and tape. Drawing on the Japanese tradition of kintsugi, the art of repairing broken pottery using lacquer mixed with precious metals such as gold and silver, the display welcomes you to 'mend' the pieces alongside artist's simple instructions: ‘Mend carefully. / Think of mending the world at the same time.’

Ono first presented this work as Mending Piece I at her 1966 solo exhibition at Indica Gallery, London, a renowned centre for countercultural art. The installation now returns to the city more than 50 years later, following Ono’s extensive career spanning performance, writing, visual art, experimental music and film.

Opening on 25 August, MEND PIECE for London looks at physical act of repair as a timely metaphor for a different kind of mending which takes place in the mind and through community.

Stay tuned for further details!

Yoko Ono (MEND PIECE for London) is supported by Bagri Foundation

Tune in to Sky Arts tonight at 7pm BST for the next episode of Inside Art dedicated to Eileen Agar! Expert Kate Bryan de...
02/08/2021

Tune in to Sky Arts tonight at 7pm BST for the next episode of Inside Art dedicated to Eileen Agar! Expert Kate Bryan delves into Agar's life and work, covering a ground-breaking career that spanned seven decades.

Tune in to Sky Arts tonight at 7pm BST for the next episode of Inside Art dedicated to Eileen Agar! Expert Kate Bryan delves into Agar's life and work, covering a ground-breaking career that spanned seven decades.

01/08/2021

Head over to Sky Arts tomorrow for the next episode of Inside Art dedicated to the ever-spirited Eileen Agar! Art expert Kate Bryan will be looking behind-the-scenes at our headline exhibition, Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, on view until 29 August.

Throughout the episode, Kate delves into Agar's life and work, covering a ground-breaking career that spanned seven decades. She hears from the exhibition's curators, family members and contemporary artists who have been influenced by her extraordinary practice and zooms in on a few of the exhibition's highlights.

Tune in at 7pm BST to experience the exhibition from the comfort of your home, then book your ticket to dive into Agar's ocean of colour at the Gallery.

Find out more:

In this rainy London weather, we’re thinking about Emma Talbot, the 8th winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, who ...
01/08/2021
Emma Talbot Residency Check-In - Whitechapel Gallery

In this rainy London weather, we’re thinking about Emma Talbot, the 8th winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, who is enviously enjoying the Italian sunshine on her six-month residency, organised by the Collezione Maramotti.

Last month, Emma flew to Reggio Emilia to embark on her multi-city journey where she’ll be researching classical mythology, textile craftsmanship and permaculture across treasured historic sites and institutions.

As she’s now settled into her surroundings, we spoke with the artist about her first residency highlights, what she’s learned and what she’s looking forward to over the coming months. Head to our blog to read the interview: http://ow.ly/lDsE50FHeiR

Adventures in Catania and Rome are next on Emma's to do list – stay tuned!

In this rainy London weather, we’re thinking about Emma Talbot, the 8th winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, who is enviously enjoying the Italian sunshine on her six-month residency, organised by the Collezione Maramotti. Emma left for Reggio Emilia last month to embark on her multi-city j...

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