18 February | 12 - 4pm
Galleries 5 & 6
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This event takes place in the Zilkha Auditorium at Whitechapel Gallery. You must purchase a ticket to attend the event. Concession tickets are available. This event is suitable for those over the age of 16. This event last approximately 1.5 hours. There are no rest breaks currently scheduled during this event. An audio recording of the event can be obtained by emailing email@example.com following the event.
If you require a Personal Assistant to support your attendance, we can offer them a seat free of charge, but it must be arranged in advance.
We are unable to provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event. We are unable to provide live closed captioning or CART for this event.
Information about access on site at the gallery is available here https://www.whitechapelgallery.org/visit/access/
This includes information about Lift access; Borrowing wheelchairs & seating; Assistance Animals; Parking; Toilets and baby care facilities; Blind & Partially Sighted Visitors; Subtitles and transcripts; British Sign Language (BSL) and hearing induction loops; Deaf Messaging Service (DMS).
Our nearest train station – Aldgate East Underground (1 min) is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are Whitechapel (15 min), Shoreditch High Street (15 min) or Liverpool Street (15 min).
Free parking for Blue Badge holders is available at the top of Osborn Street in the pay and display booths for an unlimited period. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
12 – 4pm | Free | Drop-in, no booking required
Children of all ages and their adults are welcome to come and join an afternoon of activities and workshops inspired by Escape the Slick – an exhibition created by Gaby Sahhar in collaboration with Duchamp & Sons, Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective
Full programme to be announced soon.
12.00 – 12.30 – Reading is Fundamental: storytelling session with readings from children’s books representing BIPOC and LGBTQAI+ characters and themes.
12.00 – 16.00 – Workshop with Gaby Sahhar – Escape the Slick
12.00 – 16.00 – Pick up a free copy of our activity book Performing the Outside
12.00 – 16.00 – Visit Escape the Slick and play and create with the materials
Gaby Sahhar is a French-Palestinian artist based in London, working across painting, film and installation. Their work deconstructs the representation of queerness within public spheres to understand its wider impacts on queer consciousness and communities. Drawing on language and vulnerability as tools, their work aims to generate conversations around value systems, affordability and access within inner city cultures. They employ speculative storytelling to outline the different ways in which cities serve the interests of patriarchal capitalist identities to the detriment of others.
Solo exhibitions include MAC VAL, Paris / The Kooples Art Prize (2023); PAGE (NYC), New York (2022); and group exhibitions include Fragment Gallery, New York (2022); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2022).
Gaby is also an alum of Duchamp & Sons.