First Thursdays: May 2017

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    Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays

Past Event

This event was on Thu 4 May 2017, 6-9pm

Join a special late night opening on 4 May 2017 for Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays. 


See our newly opened exhibitions and displays: the last weeks of the major Eduardo Paolozzi retrospective that spans five decades and features over 250 works (admission fee applies); The new ISelf  Collection: Self Portrait as the Billy Goat featuring a variety of self-portraits by leading artists (free entry). The new commission by Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter (free entry) and the archive display Q&A: Artists in Conversation (free entry)


Paul O’Kane will be signing the mysterious black pages of Technologies of Romance – Part I. Published by eeodo in 2017 the book experiments with form, style, design and writing while exploring various implications of its title for art, history, literature and technology. Time: 6pm-8pm. More

Following their event ISMYRNA, artists and filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige will be signing their new book Two Suns in a Sunset. There is limited availability as the book is now out of print. Time: 8.30pm More

Food & Drink 

In celebration of the Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition, sample complimentary Paolozzi lager from Edinburgh Beer Factory.

Plus delicious wines, charcuterie and light bites at our brand new wine bar After Hours at The Whitechapel Refectory.

Explore East London

Discover the east London art scene by taking a trip on the First Thursdays Bus Tour or take a stroll to galleries in the neighbourhood using the recommendations in our First Thursdays Walking Tour Map. 

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