Exhibitions and Projects

Artists’ Film International: Anatoly Shuravlev, Tran Luong, Vahap Avşar

29 April–14 July 2015

The Whitechapel Gallery presents three new works as part of Artists’ Film International, a seasonal programme of film, video and animation chosen by partner cultural organisations around the world.

Posted in | 22 Apr 2015

Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred

10 October 2015 – 13 March 2016

The work of progressive English organisation The Kibbo Kift Kindred (1920-1932) is presented in an archive display at the Whitechapel Gallery opening 10 October 2015. Intellectual Barbarians: The Kibbo Kift Kindred explores the creative output of the group, whose idealistic ambitions for world peace were rooted in a shared appreciation of nature and handicraft.

Posted in | 15 Apr 2015

A Utopian Stage: Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis

21 April–4 October 2015

The Whitechapel Gallery presents a new archive display which documents the history of the Festival of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis, a ground-breaking international arts festival held around Shiraz, Iran, every summer from 1967–1977. Rarely seen photographs, posters, publications, audio and video documenting significant cultural and historical moments in the Festival’s history go on show at the Whitechapel Gallery from 21 April 2015.

Posted in | 15 Apr 2015


NEON and the Whitechapel Gallery Present Work by 25 Artists in Their Second Major Collaboration

A garden of an archaeological institute in Athens provides the backdrop for works of art that reconnect the human with the animal. Echoing the satyrs, sphinxes and centaurs of Greek statuary, contemporary sculptures, installations and films draw on myth, drama and the animal kingdom to suggest a ‘bioethics’ for the 21st century.

Posted in | 16 Apr 2015

London celebrates leading American filmmaker Jem Cohen with a season of screenings, music and performance

The Whitechapel Gallery, Barbican and Hackney Picturehouse present a major film and music season for the first comprehensive UK retrospective of Brooklyn-based filmmaker Jem Cohen (b. 1962) from 31 March to 28 May 2015.

Posted in | 11 Mar 2015

Artists announced for The London Open 2015 at the Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery announces the artists included in The London Open 2015, the Gallery’s triennial exhibition, which is open to all artists aged 26 or over living and working in London.

Posted in | 02 Mar 2015

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