The Spirit of Utopia
Mexican artist Pedro Reyes has installed a suite of treatment rooms, offering an unconventional take on art therapy. To take part, book in as a patient for a timed session in the ‘Sanatorium’ that could include anything from trading secrets in the ‘Cityleaks’ clinic to group therapy on an ‘Inner-Visioning’ mystery trip.
Peter Liversidge has made a series of proposals for the Whitechapel show, ranging from weekly gallery label readings to the miraculous a proposal for the final day of the show (September 5), when he promises to bring snow to the streets outside the gallery while serving up homemade berry vodka in etched, limited-edition glasses.
Founded by the Berlin- and New York-based artists Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, Time/Bank is an alternative economy based on the exchange of time. At the Whitechapel, you’ll be able to delve into the archive to discover different business models and, once you’ve put them into practice, add your own material – happy in the knowledge that you’re sticking it to The Man.
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Dispersed over few floors and rooms, the exhibition has engagement potential, mainly through the workshops. Our experience though was wishy washy, not sure if staff lacked enthusiasm and charisma, skill or all of the above. The video installations were of particular interest letting you explore some of the inner emotions we usually try to avoid but without letting you exposed to fear or stress. The general feeling was a lack of coherence which seemed coming from Sunday's staff.