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.
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77-82 Whitechapel High St
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sun 11am-6pm; Thu 11am-9pm. Christmas closure: Dec 24-26|
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- The Yes Men are Andy and Mike, two American pranksters who achieved notoriety late last year when they duped the BBC World Service into running a news story which reported that Union Carbide – the American chemical company responsible for the Bh...Read more
- When American anti-corporate pranksters The Yes Men released their first documentary in 2004, I wasn’t convinced they were any more politically incisive than Ali G. This new compendium of the duo’s elaborate hoaxes from the past four years is more...Read more
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You’d expect YouTube, Instagram, image manipulation and the Dark Web to feature in a show about how the invention of computers and the internet have impacted on artists and irrevocably changed the terrain of contemporary art. And they do, in work by current...Digital and interactive Until Sunday May 15 2016Read more
Eva & Franco Mattes And Tor Jorgen Van Eijk
An exhibition of the video works Dark Content Episodes 1, 2, 3 by Eva and Franco Mattes, plus Purgatory by Tor Jorgen Van Eijk.Digital and interactive Until Sunday June 5 2016Read more
Arriving like a heady blast of ozone comes this retrospective of the US artist who, for the past five decades, has dazzled with witty, exuberant, sensuous paintings. Heilmann, born in San Francisco in 1940, has forged a singular path, riffing on various...Painting Wednesday June 8 2016 - Sunday August 21 2016 FreeRead more
The feminist activist group looks at the Whitechapel Gallery’s history of exhibiting female artists including Sophie Calle, Nan Goldin, Sarah Lucas and Bridget Riley for this Archive display. Founded in 1985 by an anonymous group of artists to expose...Saturday October 1 2016 - Sunday March 5 2017 FreeRead more
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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.