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Posted: Thu Oct 18 2012
This East End stalwart reopened in 2009 following a major redesign and expansion that saw the Grade II listed building transformed into a vibrant, holistic centre of art complete with a research centre, archives room and café. Since 1901, Whitechapel Art Gallery has built on its reputation as a pioneering contemporary institution and is well remembered for premiering the talents of exhibitions by Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Frida Kahlo among others. Expect the rolling shows to be challenging and risqué.
Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High St
What's on at Whitechapel Gallery
Films exploring themes of neoliberalism, the relationship between man and nature and the global narrative of conflict, by artists from Belgrade, Istanbul and Mumbai.
The first UK retrospective of this celebrated French filmmaker and photographer, will present his narrative driven works, bringing together five of his immersive multi-media installations for the first time along with extracts from his iconic films including...
Prints and editions, Ceramics and pottery, Pop art
A display featuring a number of pots and prints including Picasso plates of faces, Peter Blake's Babe Rainbow, a screenprint by Andy Warhol and a fabric tea table by Jann Haworth, as well as a number of ceramics from the Wedgwood, Spode and Minton potteries,...
Installation, Mixed media
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In art there are only so many colours, forms and concepts, just as in music there are only so many notes. French-Algerian artist Kader Attia’s work deals with this idea that there is a limit to what we can create. In his eyes, man does not invent, man...
The US artist brings his blurry coloured line aesthetic to the UK with a three-part project that culminates in this exhibition focusing on the influence of textiles on his abstractions along with a sculptural presentation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall...
The socially engaging work of this conceptual artist that redefined the terrain and purpose of British art in the ‘60s and 70s with his projects about working and living enviornments, has been receiving renewed interest of late. This archive exhibition...
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The gallery should have a parental guidance for the Sarah Lucas exhibit. I visited the gallery with my children and walked in on a very sexually explicit exhibition, no warning until it was too late. Exhibitions such as this must carry a warning when advertised and at the point of entry. There are age restrictions for films, venues, bars, but not for explicit gallery exhibitions. Whitechapel please sort this out.
The Director of the Whitechapel, Iwona Blazwick isn't on every single 'most influential people in art' list for nothing. A visit to the Whitechapel always feels like you're at the forefront of what's happening in the contemporary art world. It's free to enter, has a terrific bookshop and is bang next door to Aldgate East tube station (a design destination in its own right). I'm very much looking forward to the Sarah Lucas exhibition in October 2013 and the Bloomberg commission is always worth a visit in its own right.