Jonathan Meades Retrospective

Concrete and Victoria

  • Whitechapel Gallery - Film Season - Jonathan Meades - Concrete and Victoria

Past Event

This event was on Sun 4 Jun 2017, 11.30am-6pm

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

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Jonathan Meades Retrospective

The Whitechapel Gallery presents a season dedicated to Jonathan Meades.
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