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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
020 7522 7888
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- 77-82 Whitechapel High St
- 020 7522 7888
- 77-82 Whitechapel High St
- Whitechapel Gallery
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What's on at Whitechapel Gallery
The Romanian twins bring their impressively large and intricate woodcuts, collages and wall paintings to the Whitechapel, alongside new ceramic sculptures, for a site-specific installation that will convert the gallery into a modernist environment.
The artist's photographs of plants were a big influence on the surrealists who were drawn to the odd corporeal quality of the images, they also found favour with the great theorist Walter Benjamin. Over 80 gelatin prints of his beautiful and intricate...
Sculptor Giuseppe Penone – famously part of the Italian movement Arte Povera, a group Inspired by the politics of 1960s and who often used everyday materials in their work – has created a twelve metre bronze cast of a tree for the latest Bloomberg Commission....
Things to do, Contemporary art
Each year the Whitechapel Gallery invites a contemporary artist to create new work for the Chilldrens Art Commission. Following in the footsteps of Jake and Dinos Chapman, Eva Rothschild, and Jessica Voorsanger, this year's artists are Simon and Tom Bloor....
This group exhibition features both existing and newly commissioned works by architects, artists and designers who have a desire to act as agents of positive social change in the world, among them Yto Barrada, Peter Liversidge and Pedro Reyes.
Everybody's favourite YBA is given a long overdue survey of her anthropomorphic and tragicomic sculptures. There's the additional twist of a tailor-made new work commissioned by the gallery (to give you a flavour, the last piece she made for them was...
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