Conversation: Kader Attia
The artist talks to Chief Curator Magnus af Petersens about his research across anthropology, science and material culture, confronting the layered ideas of continuity and repair in his new commission.
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Lecture: Truth and Lies: Joep van Lieshout
Joep van Lieshout, guest speaker in the first edition of a new annual memorial lecture on alternative dialogues between art and architecture - from the subversive and spectacular, to the intimate and experimental. Each lecture features a visionary practitioner on the thought and process behind their work.
Kader Attia Trailer
Artist Kader Attia introduces his commission created specifically for the Whitechapel Gallery -- open until November 2014.
Trailer: Artists' Film International Autumn 2013
Artists' Film International
Murray Hewitt, Eric and Marc Hurtado, Bengü Karaduman, Rahraw Omarzad, Hong-An Truong and Morgan Wong
The Whitechapel Gallery presents six new artists' films as part of Artists' Film International, a touring programme of film, video and animation selected by 15 organisations from around the world. This season's works look at geopolitical concerns and changing cultural histories from Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Morocco, New Zealand, Turkey and Vietnam.
Rahraw Omarzad considers the destruction of Afghani archaeological artifacts and the reconstruction of the country's cultural infrastructure. Eric and Marc Hurtado explore the ancient rituals of Moroccan musicians from the Rif mountains, whilst Murray Hewitt reflects on the cultural histories and political narratives associated with the sacred site of Te Urewera National Park, New Zealand.
Bengü Karaduman's animation describes Capitalism's large-scale processes of production and consumption, while Hong-An Truong and Morgan Wong attempt to link respectively Tokyo and Saigon, Hong Kong and Sapporo in works that reflect on socio-political change and time.
Rahraw Omarzad is selected by Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan; Morgan Wong by Para/Site Hong Kong; Eric and Marc Hurtado, Cinémathèque de Tanger, Tangier, Morocco; Murray Hewitt by City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand; Bengü Karaduman by Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, Turkey; Hong-an Truong by San Art/ Hanoi Doclab, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Artists in Residence: Annette Krauss: Hidden Curriculum/ In Search of the Missing Lessons
Two young women wander through the spaces of a school -- the corridor, canteen, staircase, library -- towards the street, and public transport. They walk backwards, indifferent to people around them. What happens when all protocols are challenged or reversed?
Using performance and film as tools, Utrecht based artist Annette Krauss playfully explores with students the transformative potential of (un)learning. From small acts of creative disobedience, to collectively reinventing the use of objects and everyday routines, In Search of the Missing Lessons pursues Krauss' interest in radical education and pedagogy. This project involved a year-long collaboration with St Paul's Way Trust School (Tower Hamlets) and Cumberland School (Newham), resulting in a series of new videos: Undercover Studies, Collectively Rocking Chairs, and Reversed Impossible.
Time Out First Thursdays
On the first Thursday of every month over 170 galleries and museums in east London are open till 9pm with free events, talks, exhibitions and private views. Each month check out our top 5 exhibitions, join our free art bus, or follow one of our recommended walking tours from leading curators and writers:
Spirit of Utopia - Time/Bank
Julieta Aranda speaks about the Time/Bank project, an iteration of which is part of The Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Spirit of Utopia - Ha Za Vu Zu
Turkish Collective Ha Za Vu Zu talk about their performance for The Spirit of Utopia, the Whitechapel Gallery's summer exhibition.
Spirit of Utopia - Wayward Plants
Heather Ring of collective Wayward Plants speaks about 'Improbable Botany' in the Whitechapel Gallery's summer exhibition, The Spirit of Utopia.
The Spirit of Utopia - Superflex
Jakob Fenger and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen of the collective Superflex speak about their film 'The Financial Crisis' (2009), exhibited in The Spirit of Utopia at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Trailer: Artists' Film International Summer 2013
Artists' Film International:
Einat Amir, Ana Gallardo, Marinella Senatore, Nasan Tur and Katarina Zdjelar
From role-play to communal activities and urban graffiti, this season presents artists' films based on social and collaborative projects to coincide with 'The Spirit of Utopia' which looks at the role art plays in offering alternative ways of configuring society.
Einat Amir's collaborative practice encourages volunteers to respond to predetermined scenarios while Ana Gallardo, Marinella Senatore and Katarina Zdjelar each interrogate the power of people coming together in a public space to make music or engage in a shared activity. In Nasan Tur's performance video, hundreds of graffiti slogans from the streets of Berlin are sprayed on top of each other to create a block of colour in which language is obliterated.
Artists' Film International showcases artists working with film, video and animation, selected by 15 organisations around the world and presented over the course of a year in each venue.
Einat Amir is selected by the New Media Centre, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel; Ana Gallardo by Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Marinella Senatore by GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy; Nasan Tur by Video-Forum, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany; Katarina Zdjelar by Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade, Serbia.
Curator Introduction to Karl Blossfeldt
Kirsty Ogg introduces the exhibition Karl Blossfeldt, showing at the Whitechapel Gallery until 14 June 2013.
For more information visit http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/karl-blossfeldt
Curator Introduction to Gert & Uwe Tobias
Daniel F. Herrmann introduces the exhibition Gert & Uwe Tobias, showing at the Whitechapel Gallery until 14 June 2013.
For more information visit http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/gert-uwe-tobias
Lucy Lippard: Exhibition Histories at the Whitechapel Gallery
American writer, activist and curator Lucy Lippard talks to Afterall's Lucy Steeds about her seminal 'numbers shows', 1969--74 and Weather Report: Art and Climate Change, 2007. Organised with Afterall.
For more information on talks and events at the Whitechapel Gallery, visit www.whitechapelgallery.org/shop/events