Whitechapel Gallery announces the 2022 Summer Programme.
12 May 2022 – The London Open 2022 captures what makes the capital’s art scene so vibrant and diverse, reflects on the concerns of the next generation of artists and reveals their insights in challenging times.
Max Mara, Collezione Maramotti and Whitechapel Gallery are pleased to announce that Emma Talbot (b. 1969, UK), winner of the 8th Max Mara Art Prize for Women, has completed her bespoke six-month residency in Italy. The new artworks produced during this period will be shown in an exhibition slated to open at Whitechapel Gallery, London, on 30 June 2022 and at the Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, on 23 October 2022.
Whether it be an abandoned factory, an attic or kitchen table, it is the artist’s studio where the great art of our time is conceived and created. In this multi- media exhibition, the wide-ranging possibilities and significance of these crucibles of creativity take center-stage and new art histories around the modern studio emerge through striking juxtapositions of under-recognised artists with celebrated figures in Western art history.
Painter Paulina Olowska (b. 1976, Poland) reimagines Whitechapel Gallery as travel bureau, where works of art by Marina Abramović, Gillian Ayres, Ed Ruscha and more become portals to destinations around the globe.
Whitechapel Gallery presents Galleries in the Groove: Three Visionary Dealers, 1960s- 80s, an archival exhibition exploring the revolutionary work of commercial galleries in three different cities.
Whitechapel Gallery is pleased to announce that Tracey Emin (b. 1963, UK) is the ninth artist to receive the prestigious annual Art Icon award. On Tuesday 22 March 2022, the award will be presented at gala celebration hosted by Iwona Blazwick OBE (Director, Whitechapel Gallery).
16 May 2022 – Whitechapel Gallery is delighted to announce that curator and writer, Gilane Tawadros, has been appointed the new Director of Whitechapel Gallery, London. Currently Chief Executive of DACS, a not-for-profit visual artists' rights management organisation, and previously founding Director of the Institute of International Visual Arts (Iniva), Tawadros will take up her post in October 2022.
Iwona Blazwick has announced that after twenty years at the helm she will be stepping down in April 2022. Blazwick will continue to work as an independent curator both with the Gallery into 2023, and on a wide range of international projects.
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