First Thursdays: June 2018

  • Alexis Teplin

    Alexis Teplin,The Politics of Fragmentation, 2016. Oil & pigment on linen, metis linen, velvet and canvas, 284 × 426 cm. Installation view: Arch (The Politics of Fragmentation), 20th Biennale of Sydney, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Mary Mary, Glasgow

Past Event

This event was on Thu 7 June, 6 – 9pm

Join our late night opening on 7 June 2018 for Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays and be the first to see The London Open 2018.


Discover emerging art from a diverse city. The London Open 2018, brings together critical and dynamic art that reflects on the experience of living in a global city now. This triennial open submission exhibition features 22 artists working across painting, sculpture, performance and video.

Free entry to all our summer exhibitions:

Killed Negatives: Unseen Images from 1930’s America

ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies

Alone Together: Youth Forum with Seth Pimlott

Artists Film International: Juan Sorrentino, Vladimir Nikolić, Pelin Kırca 

Film London Jarman Award: A Journey Through the First Decade.

Book launch

We launch The London Open 2018 limited edition exhibition catalogue. Browse our bookshop until 9pm

Food & Drink

Delicious wines, charcuterie and light bites at our wine bar After Hours at The Whitechapel Refectory. Open until 11pm.