Writer, filmmaker, architectural critic and Britain’s greatest living television essayist Jonathan Meades (b. 1947) is the focus of our summer Retrospective.
Confronting the two great tropes of British architecture and featuring an introduction by the film-maker, here Meades reclaims the contested slabs of Brutalism and reminds us that the vestiges of Victoriana still define our present, featuring Christopher Biggins in a star turn as Queen Victoria.
11.15 doors open
11.30 welcome and introduction by Jonathan Meades and curators
11.45 Bunkers, Brutalism and Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry Part I (2014) 60:00
12.50 Absentee Landlord (1997) 28:34
13.20 Lunch break
14.15 Heart Bypass: Birmingham (1998) 29:00
14.50 The Case of the Disappearing Architect (2007) 46:23
15.40 Tea and Coffee Break
16.10 Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today (2001) 63:00
The Whitechapel Gallery presents a season dedicated to Jonathan Meades.
See the full season events.