Adventures of the Black Square at the Whitechapel Gallery
A major new exhibition tracing a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today is on show at the Whitechapel Gallery from 15 January 2015 - 6 April 2015. Tickets on sale now.
It brings together over 100 works by 100 modern masters and contemporary artists including Carl Andre, David Batchelor, Dan Flavin, Andrea Fraser, Piet Mondrian, Gabriel Orozco, Hélio Oiticica, Aleksandr Rodchenko, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Rosemarie Trockel, Theo Van Doesburg and Andrea Zittel, taking over six exhibition spaces across the gallery.
The exhibition Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015 runs from 15 January 2015 - 6 April 2015.
Bart Lodewijks' project at the Whitechapel Gallery
How can drawing activate a shared experience? Stating that his lines are made both of ‘chalk and trust’, Dutch artist Bart Lodewijks is interested in drawing as a social practice built on conversations with individuals and communities.
Working in collaboration with two groups of young people from across London, Lodewijks created a series of assignments that were the basis for workshops exploring public spaces. The project challenged participants to expand their idea of drawing, and developed into creative interventions inside and outside of the Whitechapel Gallery.
The exhibition White Li(n)es runs from 9 December 2014 - 8 March 2015.
Richard Tuttle at the Whitechapel Gallery
Richard Tuttle: I Don't Know. The Weave of Textile Language
14 October - 14 December 2014
Renowned North American master Richard Tuttle (b.1941) fuses sculpture, painting and poetry. This five decade survey focuses on his use of textiles as test site. Colours mutate as they seep through cloth; canvas becomes geometric abstraction. Even sprockets, wires and stitching are part of his lyrical visual syntax. Tuttle also choreographs us - we might stub our toe on an object nestling against the wall or be arrested by a construction's ascent into space.
Ranging from the three inch piece of rope that shocked New York's critics in the 1970s - to his enthralling book-works - this show immerses us in Tuttle's playful universe of form.
Presented in conjunction with a major installation in Tate Modern's Turbine Hall and accompanied by a comprehensive publication.
Talk: Martha Rosler: Big Ideas
Friday 11 July, 2014
The renowned American artist discusses her varied and highly influential practice, using pivotal conceptual text and image work from the mid-1970s as a starting point for the conversation. She is joined by art historian Steve Edwards.
This talk is held in connection with Afterall and the One Work publication Martha Rosler: The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems by Steve Edwards.
Fraser Muggeridge: Mimeographica Alphabetica (4 October - 30 November 2014)
Renowned for his innovative exhibition catalogues and books, graphic designer Fraser Muggeridge (b. 1973) worked with a group of 16 year old Graphic Design students from Welling School to creatively reinvent alphabets and typography. The final exhibition of the project showcases a stencilled alphabet designed and printed using a manual mimeograph machine – alongside materials such as stencil lettering tools and guides.
Artists' Film International October 2014 Highlights
A new season of works presented at the Whitechapel Gallery for Artists’ Film International, a collection of artists’ film, video and animation from around the world. Including artists Jorge Macchi (Argentina), Nicole Miller (USA), Angela Su (China), Oded Hirsch (Israel) and Provmyza Group (Russia).
Matthew Barney: The Cremaster Cycle, Q&A at the Whitechapel Gallery, June 2014
Matthew Barney Weekend, London, 28 - 29 June, 2014
Matthew Barney and James Lingwood, Director of Artangel, discuss the artist's epic film series The Cremaster Cycle (1994–2002), a visually arresting experience which creates a mythology for the modern world.
From Mormonism to Houdini, satyrs and nymphs to the Celtic giant Fingal, at the heart of the film’s cast of characters and symbols is New York’s iconic skyscraper the Chrysler Building.
In partnership with the English National Opera.
Giulio Paolini at the Whitechapel Gallery
Giulio Paolini: To Be or Not to Be, 9 July - 14 September 2014
Italian artist Giulio Paolini immerses us in elegant installations of canvases, windows, fragments of statuary and checkerboards – sometimes presented by 18th century footmen. Believing that every work of art embodies earlier traditions, Paolini pays tribute to artists such as Chardin, Lotto and Velazquez. His own face, hands and eyes reappear throughout the show, as he asks Hamlet’s question of the artist.
Artists' Film International July 2014 trailer
This Season's showcase of artists' film from around the world: Yuri Ancarani (Italy), Mattias Härenstam (Norway), Masooda Noora (Afghanistan), Uudam Tran Nguyen (Vietnam) and Amir Yatziv (Germany). http://bit.ly/1nWdlSQ
Swarovski Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon 2014
British artist Howard Hodgkin was announced as the first ever Swarovski Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon. The award honours his lifetime achievement as one of our greatest artists.
Trailer: Artists' Film International Spring 2014
The global narrative of conflict, the rise of neo-liberalism and our relationship to nature are the themes explored through a trio of films from Belgrade, Istanbul and Mumbai.
An evocative film One day, instead of one night, a burst of machine-gun fire will flash, if light cannot come otherwise (Oskar Davičo), (2009) by fearless artist Milica Tomić explores how conflict has become part of the fabric of our everyday lives. Tomić's film follows the artist walking through the streets of Belgrade with a machine gun, passing civilians who are seemingly unfazed by her weapon.
A darkly comic new work, Crisis and Control (2013) from Burak Delier, sees office workers adopting uncomfortable and strenuous physical positions as they recite personal stories to the viewer. It highlights tensions between labour, human ambition and the inevitable disillusionment that ensues.
Tejal Shah's abstract film, Some Kind of Nature (2013) paints a surreal and mystical picture which acts as an allegory for humankind's relationship to nature. While observing and meditating on various landscapes, the artist amplifies the poetry inherent in them. With special and sensual attention to rocks and trees, these inanimate beings begin to come alive and unfurl a communication of their own.
The London Art Book Fair 2014
The London Art Book Fair is an annual event which celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing. Hosted by the Whitechapel Gallery, it showcases a diverse range of work ranging from individual artist publishers to galleries, magazines, colleges, arts publishing houses, rare book dealers and distributors.
Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography: Richard Mosse
Thursday 16 January, 2014 - 9pm
A discussion on aesthetics, conflict and the camera with photographer Richard Mosse, who represented Ireland at the 55th Venice Biennale with his multimedia installation The Enclave -- depicting Congolese war zones through the use of discontinued military surveillance film.
Led by Tate Curator Andrew Wilson.
Supported by Pictet & Cie.
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