First Thursdays presents:

Electronic Superhighway

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Past Event

This event was on Thu 5 May, 6-9pm

This First Thursday get in the mood for Electronic Superhighway.

On one of the final late-night openings of the Whitechapel Gallery’s major exhibition, hang out in the First Thursdays Hub for drinks and music, join a special screening of a film by activist artist duo The Yes Men and celebrate the launch of designer Sarah Boris’ new book.


Drop-in to the exhibition Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966) and learn about how computer and Internet technologies impacted artists from the 60s to now.

The Guardian: ⋆⋆⋆⋆ / It’s Nice That: “compelling and refreshing” / The Evening Standard: “a novel twist on the historical survey” / AnOther: “set to widen visitors’ eyes and their perspectives”


Enjoy music and drinks in the new First Thursdays Hub. (Gallery 3)


Screening: The Yes Men Fix the World (2009, 1hr 27min) (Zilkha Auditorium)

Activist artist duo The Yes Men’s 2009 film reveals their satirical approach, working to expose corporations and government organisations through spoof websites and guerrilla public appearances. Booking required.


Celebrate the release of the new publication Le Théâtre Graphique by Sarah Boris in the Whitechapel Gallery bookshop. Meet the artist and have your copy signed.

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About First Thursdays

On the First Thursday of every month, over 150 galleries in east London come together and run free events, exhibitions, talks, workshops, and private views during a special late opening.

Be inspired by our latest Top 5 selected galleries and exhibitions, buy a ticket for the Art Bus Tour or follow one of our recommended Walking Tours to make the most out of your First Thursday.