Youth Takeover: Mapping the Studio

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Past Event

This event was on Sat 7 May, 12-4pm


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What should the studio look like? How do we get there? What happens along the way?

Created by Duchamp & Sons, Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, this one day takeover invites you to see the studio through the eyes and ears of young artists. Choose your own path through temporary installations, sound works, activities and spaces for creativity and rest.

This event is open to all ages and marks the culmination of three months of exploration and collaboration between Duchamp & Sons, artist Shepherd Manyika and guest artist Ben Connors.

Pre-booking is encouraged and guarantees free entrance to A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920-2020. Walk-ins are also welcome on the day.

Please check in with our Visitor Services team on the Front Desk and note that, due to limited capacities, we may need to operate a one in, one out system in select areas throughout the building.

Plan Your Journey

Creative Studio

Join Duchamp & Sons members in their working studio. Spend time mapping the space through drawing activities, making and sharing “food” at their dinner party installation, and engage with sound and video created by the group.

The Living Studio

For the penultimate day of The Living Studio exhibition, Duchamp & Sons invite you to explore this live making space through various prompts chosen by the group.

A Century of the Artist's Studio: 1920-2020

Duchamp & Sons present a ‘Tourdio’ of the Gallery’s current headline exhibition, A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920-2020. This temporary audio guide will offer a relaxed, informal perspective into the thoughts and conversations had by Duchamp & Sons when thinking about studio spaces. Visitors will need to use their own devices and headphones to engage with the ‘Tourdio’.

About Duchamp & Sons

Duchamp & Sons is Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective. Open to young people aged 15–24, the group meets regularly to explore contemporary art, develop collaborative projects alongside artists, and create their own event and exhibitions at the Gallery. Find out more about Duchamp & Sons and our youth programme here.

This event has been created by current Duchamp & Sons members: Amir, Anya, Ash, Blaze, Constança, Danielle, Elliott, Gloria, Iarla, Iris, Jasmine, Joshua, Michael, Namiko, Ruth, Shannay, Sophie, Yasmin, Yeon and Yulin.