Sat 9 Dec, 1-4pm
Please note: Gallery 2 will be closed from 4pm on 7 & 13 December 2023.
Please note: The Gallery's lift is currently out of order. This is due to operational risks that render it unsafe for use. We are working hard to get it back up and running as soon as possible.
Christmas Opening Hours: We will be closed on the 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 31 December 2023.
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This Autumn, Duchamp & Sons, Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, has been collaborating with artist duo Kneed exploring ideas of libraries, knowledge exchange, and storytelling inspired by the history of part of the gallery’s building as the old Whitechapel Library.
Join them for an afternoon of sharing as they takeover the gallery’s foyer, once the entrance way to Whitechapel Library, and present what they imagine the future of libraries may be.
From spaces for misinformation, to ways for us to connect with the afterlife, to sites of childhood nostalgia, to chaotic online platforms of knowledge – come and imagine for yourself what the future of ‘the library’ might be.
See behind the scenes of the build up to the event @duchampandsons
Duchamp & Sons is a collective of 15-24 year olds from across London who meet regularly to experiment with art, curate exhibitions and events, and share space for food and conversation.
This event has been collaboratively curated by Alisha, Amir, Amy, Anya, Audrey, Camila, Constança, Elizabeth, Elliot, Faith, Freya, Jessica, Joshua, Mia, Ruth, San, Shannay, Shree, and Zee.
Kneed is a collaborative practice formed by artists Ishwari Bhalerao (b. Nagpur) and Leonie Rousham (b. London). We are interested in building systems of care, support and resistance where external pressures are causing these to be exhausted or lacking. In a time when the government is treating the old, sick, disabled, and working class people as disposable, it is more important than ever to collaborate, listen, learn and remember, from conversation and friendship. Thus, our workshops and studio practice focus on collectivising experiences, memories and stories around labour, time and care mobilised as tools to resist systems of oppression, exhaustion and isolation.
Kneed also exists as a walking practice, using moving image, text, textiles, performance and print processes to explore the violent histories, collective memory and political resonance of British landscapes and language.