15 January - 6 April 2015
A major new exhibition tracing a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today at the Whitechapel Gallery from January 2015
14 January – 26 April 2015
Screened as part of 'Artists' Film International', The Unreliable Narrator (2014), is a gripping new film about the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai by artist duo Karen Mirza and Brad Butler.
9 December 2014 – 8 March 2015
Leading British artist Fiona Banner chooses rarely seen works from the V-A-C collection by artists including Richard Avedon, Claude Monet and Sigmar Polke, on show at the Whitechapel Gallery from 9 December 2014.
January - December 2015
14 October - 14 December 2014
The UK’s largest ever survey of the renowned American sculptor and poet Richard Tuttle comprises a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery surveying five decades of his career, a large-scale sculptural commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall and a new publication.
14 October 2014–11 January 2015
The Whitechapel Gallery presents new works for Artists’ Film International, a collection of artists’ film, video and animation from around the world. Selected by organisations in Argentina, China, Israel, Russia and the USA, this season’s works explore self-representation through music, photography and sculpture.
23 September - 22 February 2015
The exhibition sheds new light on sculpture in the capital, charting the creative process, political debates and critical responses surrounding realised and unrealised works from the early twentieth century onwards.
9 July - 14 September 2014
The first major UK exhibition of Italian artist Giulio Paolini (b.1940) since 1980, including key works from the 1960s to the present day and a new installation created specially for the show.
8 July–12 October 2014
A showcase of artists’ films from around the world for Artists’ Film International, a touring programme of film, video and animation. Selected by partner organisations in Afghanistan, Germany, Italy, Norway and Vietnam the works are on show from 8 July - 12 October 2014.
10 June – 28 September 2014
London-based New Zealand artist Francis Upritchard produces the Whitechapel Gallery’s annual Children’s Commission, a new work of art made specially for children and families and presented throughout the summer 2014.
10 June – 31 August 2014
The exhibition - which takes its title from a book about the famous 19th century medium William Eglinton - maps the pivotal moment in cinema history when still photography evolved into moving images.
16 April – 22 June 2014
The first UK retrospective of visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and multimedia artist Chris Marker (1921 – 2012).
18 March – 1 June 2014
Bright and bold pots, plus prints by leading British and international Pop artists go on display at the Whitechapel Gallery. Highlights include: Picasso plates of faces from the Attenborough Collection; Babe Rainbow by Peter Blake, the British Pop artist famed for the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album cover; and Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry’s huge pot depicting skateboarders called Designer Rebellion.
4 March – 14 September 2014
This archive display focuses on Willats' exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1979.
15 January – 23 March 2014
The first major UK exhibition of the influential German artist Hannah Höch (1889-1978). Hannah Höch was an important member of the Berlin Dada movement and a pioneer in collage.
10 December 2013 –9 March 2014
From William Blake and John Constable to Paul Nash, this display presents visions of the English east coast from the past 200 years.
26 November 2013 - 23 November 2014
The Whitechapel Gallery’s site-specific commission by French Algerian artist Kader Attia revisits the biblical story of Jacob’s Ladder with a towering floor to ceiling structure of rare artefacts and books.
2 October – 15 December 2013
The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major solo exhibition in London of renowned artist Sarah Lucas. Bringing together over two decades of sculpture, installation and photography, SITUATION explores Lucas’s remarkable career and assesses the vital role she plays in British art.
17 September – 1 December 2013
From the Pre-Raphaelites and L.S. Lowry, to exquisite Victorian glassware and Pilkington’s Lancastrian pots, Nothing Beautiful Unless Useful celebrates works in public collections across the North West of England in the first in a series of displays in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society.
7 September 2013 – 23 February 2014
The Whitechapel Gallery presents a new archive display exploring the first decade of Acme Studios, the pioneering artists’ initiative which, since 1972, has played an important role in establishing east London as a centre for the visual arts.
5 July–13 October 2013
Coinciding with The Spirit of Utopia, an exhibition which looks at the role art can play in offering alternative ways of configuring society, this season’s films are based on social and collaborative projects.
4 July – 5 September 2013
Ten leading international artists and collectives speculate on alternative futures for society, the economy and the environment in the Whitechapel Gallery’s summer exhibition, The Spirit of Utopia.
16 April – 14 June 2013
The Whitechapel Gallery presents a major exhibition of Romanian-born artists Gert and Uwe Tobias. The artists’ collaborative woodcuts, detailed collages, wall paintings and new ceramic sculptures will be part of a site specific installation for the Gallery.
16 April – 23 June 2013
Three artists’ films offering different approaches to performance and the body as part of Artists’ Film International, a touring programme of international film, video and animation.
20 March – 7 April 2013
Laure Prouvost, winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, presents the two-part installation Farfromwords: car mirrors eat raspberries when swimming through the sun, to swallow sweet smells at the Whitechapel Gallery.The new commission is the culmination of the fourth edition of the prize.
19 March – 9 June 2013
Each year the Whitechapel Gallery invites a contemporary artist to create new work for the Children’s Art Commission. For the latest commission artists Simon and Tom Bloor present an interactive installation, transforming the gallery walls into a giant chalkboard for visitors to draw on using colourful hand-made chalk sculptures
9 March – 1 September 2013
The Whitechapel Gallery presents a new archive display revisiting the Gallery’s 1951 exhibition Black Eyes and Lemonade. Coinciding with the Festival of Britain, the exhibition challenged established ideas about the cultural value attached to particular kinds of objects.
16 April – 14 June 2013
The Whitechapel Gallery presents a major exhibition of Karl Blossfeldt’s historic photographs and publications. Blossfeldt (1865-1932) was a pioneering German photographer who came to prominence in the 1920s. A trained sculptor, draughtsman and teacher, he created exquisitely beautiful, close-up photographs of plants.
7 January – 8 March 2013
The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first major UK survey of Irish artist Gerard Byrne. Byrne is renowned for his films which revisit historic moments and conversations, ranging from an interview with philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre; science fiction writers Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov discussing the future; and articles from Playboy magazine.
16 January–15 April 2013
Through film, painting and performance, Warboys weaves together both tangible physical places and objects with abstract gesture and metaphor that allude to psychological spaces.
The Whitechapel Gallery introduces a Café/Bar with longer opening hours and larger capacity at the front of the building on Whitechapel High Street run by caterers Leafi.
The Whitechapel Gallery has been awarded £256,700 by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the continuation of the Skills for the Future Traineeship programme.
On 2 April 2014 British artist Howard Hodgkin was the first recipient of the Swarovski Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon at a glittering gala dinner at the Whitechapel Gallery. It honours the lifetime achievement of one of our greatest artists.
20 May-19 July 2015
Iwona Blazwick, OBE, Director of the Whitechapel Gallery announced Corin Sworn as the fifth winner of the prestigious Max Mara Art Prize for Women at a ceremony at the Italian Embassy on 23 January 2014.
The Whitechapel Gallery announced today that Omar Kholeif is appointed Curator.
1 October - 19 October 2013
The Whitechapel Gallery’s Collecting Contemporary Art Course provides art enthusiasts with an essential guide to collecting contemporary art including high-profile talks, trips to artist studios and a behind-the-scenes tour of a world-famous auction house.
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