A season of experimental film and performance running 17 September 2015 – 29 November 2015 at the Whitechapel Gallery. Live music performances, on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons, feature works by ground-breaking avant-garde composers and artists from the Fluxus and Minimalist generation to contemporary compositions and improvisations by electronic and experimental artists and musicians.
The London Art Book Fair, the UK’s largest event dedicated to international contemporary art publishing which attracted over 10,500 visitors in 2014, returns to the Whitechapel Gallery this September.
The Whitechapel Gallery presents the largest single, historical presentation of Arab art in the UK this autumn.
Continuing the Whitechapel Gallery's programme opening up rarely seen art collections for everyone, a series of four chronological displays launching this September highlights works from the Barjeel Art Foundation’s rich collection. Artists from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and elsewhere in the region tell the story of Arab art from the modern to the contemporary period.
14 July - 27 September 2015
Zilkha Auditorium, Free Entry
The Whitechapel Gallery presents four new works for Artists’ Film International, a seasonal programme of film, video and animation chosen by partner cultural organisations from around the world.
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.
30 September 2015 – 3 January 2016, Galleries 1, 8 & Victor Petitgas Gallery (Gallery 9)
The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first UK survey of artist Emily Jacir this autumn. Bringing together almost two decades of sculpture, film, drawings, large-scale installations and photography, Emily Jacir: Europa focuses on Jacir’s multifaceted relationship to Europe, Italy and the Mediterranean in particular.
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.
The Whitechapel Gallery has invited Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (b. 1967) to make a work of art for the annual Children’s Commission. The new work explores childhood fears ranging from ‘spiders’ and ‘heights’ to ‘talking trees’ and ‘electric ghosts’.
Turner-Prize nominated artist James Richards has selected Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait (1953) for this fourth and final presentation of works from the V-A-C collection, Moscow, on show at the Whitechapel Gallery from 23 June – 30 August 2015.
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.
20 May - 19 July 2015
The Whitechapel Gallery presents a major exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Corin Sworn (b.1976) for the fifth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, a biannual award established in 2005 to promote and support women artists in the UK.
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.
29 April – 21 June 2015
The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first UK retrospective of American artist Christopher Williams, one of the most influential artists working with photography and the production and display of images on show 29 April - 21 June 2015
17 March - 14 June 2015
British artist Peter Liversidge (b. 1973) presents a new solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery inspired by ideas around demonstration and protest. he exhibition is the result of a collaboration with groups of primary school children from east London, who worked with the artist to compose and write lyrics for protest songs, create choreography and design banners and placards.
17 March – 14 June 2015
Rarely-seen art works inspired by nature have been selected by Turner Prize nominated painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye for an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery. Drawn from the V-A-C collection, Moscow, it includes works byPeter Doig, David Hockney, Gary Hume and Andy Warhol, and is the third in a series of four collection displays at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Whitechapel Gallery is pleased to announce Joseph Constable and Rebecca Edwards as the winners of the 2015 NEON Curatorial Award. This is the first year in which two winning curators have been selected.
American artist Joan Jonas (b. 1936) is announced today as the third artist to be awarded the Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon. The Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon honours the lifetime achievements of one of our greatest artists. The award will be presented to Joan Jonas at a special gala dinner hosted by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick OBE on 25 February 2016
Allied Editions, a unique artist’s editions collective featuring Camden Arts Centre, Chisenhale Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire, Serpentine Galleries and Whitechapel Gallery, returns to Frieze London from 14-17 October 2015
The Whitechapel Gallery, Collezione Maramotti and Max Mara revealed the names of the five artists shortlisted for the sixth Max Mara Art Prize for Women at a special event at the historical headquarters of Max Mara in Reggio Emilia, Italy on 4 October 2015. The shortlisted artists are Ruth Ewan, Ana Genovés, Emma Hart, Tania Kovats and Phoebe Unwin.
The Whitechapel Gallery announces exhibitions, displays, commissions and events for 2016.
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.
Richard Long awarded the Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon at a gala dinner supported by the Swarovski Foundation
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.
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