The Whitechapel Art Gallery has been transformed into an abandoned swimming pool – there’s debris strewn everywhere, cracked tiles, piles of rubbish. It’s not just a big, shockingly derelict-looking space: it’s a work of art, too.
‘The Whitechapel Pool’ is by Scandi art duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. They create enchanting spatial scenarios that target various social and sexual politics. That pool is part of their latest show, ‘This Is How We Bite Our Tongue’, at the Whitechapel Gallery, and it’s a doozy. Exploring themes of gentrification, masculinity and capitalism, the show unveils the many power structures that surround us every day. We liked it so much that we gave it a four-star review, calling it ‘brutally effective’ and ‘brilliant’. Snazzy!
So we’ve managed to wangle you guys exclusive evening access to the exhibition (because art is better at night), as well as tickets to a Q&A with Elmgreen and Dragset hosted by the most handsome art critic in King’s Cross (me, Eddy Frankel!), and a free drink.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX. Friday December 7, 7.30pm.
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