Benedict Drew

The Trickle-Down Syndrome

  • Whitechapel Gallery, Benedict Drew, Production image for The Trickle-Down Syndrome 2017 (detail)

    Benedict Drew, Production image for TheTrickle-Down Syndrome (detail), 2017. Drawing. Copyright Benedict Drew, courtesy of the Artist and Matt’s Gallery London

Free entry

07 Jun - 10 Sep 2017

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am–6pm
Wednesday 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–9pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 11am–6pm

Benedict Drew: The Trickle-Down Syndrome

7 June – 3 September 2017

Benedict Drew (b.1977) works across video, sculpture and music, creating large-scale installations which he conceives in response to major global events, commenting on the effects of socio-political and environmental issues.

Co-commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery and Art Night 2017The Trickle-Down Syndrome is comprised of five connected yet distinct rooms drawing on wide-ranging references, from the stage sets of classic Hollywood cinematographer Busby Berkeley to the Surrealist worlds of artist Max Ernst.

Drew invites viewers through a dizzying array of kaleidoscopic projections, vividly coloured video screens, experimental synthesizer compositions, hand-drawn landscapes, large-scale banners, human-shaped sculptures, a tiered stage, painted canvas tambourines and an accompanying audio narrative all coming together to take visitors on an emotional and sensory journey.


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Art Night 2017

Sat 1 Jul | Free entry

As part of Art Night 2017, artist Benedict Drew collaborates with a big band on a durational performance with video and live music.

Benedict Drew, Kaput (Installation View), 2015. Photo_ Charlotte Jopling. Courtesy the artist and MattÔÇÖs Gallery London

Curator’s Tour

Thu 27 Jul, 6.30pm | Free, booking required

A free curator’s introduction to the work of Benedict Drew and his new installation The Trickle-Down Syndrome. Led by Mahera and Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh Curator Emily Butler.

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