The London Open 2015

  • The studio of Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Maryam Eisler, courtesy TransGlobe Publishing Ltd

    The studio of Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Maryam Eisler, courtesy TransGlobe Publishing Ltd

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    Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, July 2015 Photo: Dan Weill Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

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    Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, July 2015 Photo: Dan Weill Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

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    Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, July 2015 Photo: Dan Weill Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

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    Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, July 2015 Photo: Dan Weill Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

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    Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, July 2015 Photo: Dan Weill Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

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    Installation view at Whitechapel Gallery, London, July 2015 Photo: Dan Weill Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery

Past Exhibition

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The London Open 2015 at the Whitechapel Gallery

An introduction to the London Open 2015 featuring interviews from artists included in the exhibition and curators

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The London Open 2015 catalogue

To accompany The London Open 2015, this catalogue explores the performance, moving image, and photography of the many artists included in the exhibition.

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The London Open Live

A dynamic evening of performance and debate with artists from The London Open 2015.

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Daniel F Herrmann and Poppy Bowers on the London Open 2015

Part of the selection panel and curators of the exhibition, Herrmann and Bowers introduce the works and artists included, and discussing the selection process.

The studio of Michael Craig-Martin. Photo: Maryam Eisler, courtesy TransGlobe Publishing Ltd

Artists Focus: The London Open 2015

Selected exhibiting artists lead a relay of short tours of the London Open 2015 throughout the evening. Join them for individual insights into their own work, as well as unique responses to the show.

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Eva Stenram limited edition

The artist has produced a limited edition of forty-two silver gelatin prints based on one of her digitally manipulated negatives from her Drape series.

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Mary Ramsden unique works

Mary Ramsden has created eight signed unique works for the publication RadioPaper which combine paper collage with bold brushstrokes of gouache.

‘Celebrates all that is most vital, most striking, and most radical about the capital’s emerging art scene, is as madly varied as it is exuberant’             The Times 

 

The Whitechapel Gallery’s triennial open submission show presents the most innovative art made across the capital. Discover the latest trends in contemporary art, and see paintings and sculptures, film and photography from 48 artists working in London today.

A panel of high profile art world figures, including writer and critic Ben Luke, artist Angela de la Cruz, collector Nicoletta Fiorucci, gallerist Jake Miller and Whitechapel Gallery curators Daniel Herrmann, Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies and Poppy Bowers, Assistant Curator selected the artists from a record number of 2,133 applicants.

The exhibition includes a brick sculpture built on site by father-daughter team, bricklayer Brian Watts and artist Demelza Watts; a tense video by Nelmarie Du Preez of a robotic arm, programmed by the artist to repeatedly stab a knife between her spread fingers; and the surreal altered photographs of Eva Stenram.  The strong resurgence of abstract and figurative painting is shown by the vibrant murals of Lothar Gotz, the vigorous brushstrokes of Mary Ramsden, and Caroline Walker‘s intriguing views of swimming pools, while participatory art is thriving in the haunting sound performances of Sam Belifante and the MUSARC choir.

Some of the works in The London Open 2015 are available to buy. For further details please contact Darryl de Prez.

 

This exhibition is supported by:

Diversity Art Forum
Division of Labour
DOMOBAAL

 

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The London Open 2015 events
Artists

Rebecca Ackroyd, Holly Antrum, Ryuji Araki, Salvatore Arancio, Zehra Arslan, Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Sam Belinfante, Karl Bielik, Isha Bohling, Jane Bustin, Jodie Carey, Ben Cove, Sam Curtis, Nelmarie Du Preez, Alexander Duncan, Tim Ellis, Adham Faramawy, Gaia Fugazza, Marco Godoy, Lothar Götz, Athene Greig, Buster Grimes ,Mark Harris, Emma Hart, Dominic Hawgood, Mary Hurrell, Lucy Joyce ,Dominic Kennedy, Sophie Mackfall, Damien Meade, Guy Patton, The Grantchester Pottery, Heather Power, Mary Ramsden, Sarah Roberts, Julie Roch-Cuerrier, Mitra Saboury, Lizi Sanchez, Laura Santamaria, Frances Scott, Eva Stenram, Tim Stoner, Roy Voss, Caroline Walker, Dominic Watson, Demelza Watts, Ben Woodeson, Madalina Zaharia.

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Large print interpretation and labels available here.

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