A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920 – 2020

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    Kerry James Marshall, Untitled (Painter), 2008, Acrylic on PVC panel in artist’s frame, 73 x 62.9 cm. Collection of Charlotte and Herbert S. Wagner III. Courtesy of the artist, David Zwirner London and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Photo: Steve Briggs.

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24 February 2022 – 5 June 2022

Galleries 1, 8 & 9

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11am–6pm
Wednesday 11am–6pm
Thursday 11am–9pm
Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 11am–6pm

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A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920 – 2020

24 February 2022 – 5 June 2022

Whitechapel Gallery presents a 100-year survey of the studio through the work of artists and image-makers from around the world.

Whether it be an abandoned factory, an attic or a kitchen table, it is the artist’s studio where the great art of our time is conceived and created. In this multi-media exhibition, the wide-ranging possibilities and significance of these crucibles of creativity take centre stage and new art histories around the modern studio emerge through striking juxtapositions of under-recognised artists with celebrated figures in Western art history.

The exhibition brings together more than 100 works by over 80 artists and collectives from Africa, Australasia, South Asia, China, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, North and South America. They range from modern icons such as Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Pablo Picasso, Egon Schiele and Andy Warhol, to contemporary figures such as Walead Beshty, Lisa Brice and Kerry James Marshall.

The exhibition includes paintings, sculptures, installations and films depicting the studio as work of art and presents documentation of artists’ studios by world-renowned photographers and film-makers. A series of ‘studio corners’ also recreate the actual environments where great art has been produced.

Artists from A–Z
Last updated January 2022

Felicia AbbanMequitta AhujaDarren AlmondHolly AntrumArpilleras WorkshopsFrank AuerbachFrancis BaconMirosław BałkaPhyllida BarlowWilhelmina Barns-Graham, Vanessa BellWalead Beshty, Louise BourgeoisConstantin BrâncusiGeta Brătescu, Lisa BriceNikhil ChopraHa Bik ChuenDavid DawsonMarcel Duchamp, Inji EfflatounTracey EminRotimi Fani-KayodePeter Fischli & David WeissHelen FrankenthalerLucian FreudManisha Gera BaswaniShadi GhadirianAlberto GiacomettiAntony GormleyRodney GrahamDuncan GrantAndrew GrassieRamin HaerizadehRokni Haerizadeh & Hesam RahmanianFlorence HenriBarbara HepworthRoni HornTehching HsiehWilliam KentridgeEdward KrasińskiLaboratoire Agit’ArtMaria LassnigMaud LewisKim LimMaria LoizidouMateo LópezKerry James MarshallJohn MawurndjulPaul McCarthyLisa MilroyHenry Moore, Reinhard MuchaHans NamuthBruce Nauman, Pablo PicassoAnnie RattiRobert RauschenbergArmando ReverónMartha RoslerDieter RothEgon SchieleCarolee SchneemanGregor SchneiderKurt SchwittersPaul Mpagi SepuyaHassan SharifAnwar Jalal ShemzaVivan SundaramCindy ShermanFrances StarkJosef SudekAlina SzapocznikowWolfgang TillmansJean TinguelyClifford Possum TjapaltjarriSuha TraboulsiRaoul UbacIan WallaceAndy WarholAi WeiweiPaul WinstanleyFrancesca WoodmanLi Yuan-chia.