Emanuel Almborg

Learning Matter

  • Emanuel Almborg, Learning Matter, Whitechapel Gallery, 27 Apr – 20 Aug 2017

    Emanuel Almborg, The Majority Never Has Right On Its Side (2013). Courtesy the artist

Past Exhibition

This exhibition was on 27 April – 20 August 2017

Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter

27 April – 20 August 2017

Swedish artist Emanuel Almborg (b. 1981) presents a new work looking at the role technology plays in our everyday lives. Learning Matter was developed in collaboration with his mother, educator Agneta Almborg, and a group of 7 to 10-year-olds from a local school in east London. The workshops were documented by Agneta, using black and white photography. Learning Matter considers how material conditions and technologies shape social relations.

The commission is shown alongside two of Almborg’s recent films: The Majority Never Has The Right On Its Side (2013), based on a school founded by socialist educator A.S. Neill in the 1920s, and Talking Hands (2016), which uses archival images of a school for deaf-blind children in Moscow.

Supported by Embassy of Sweden in London

Emmanuel Almborg at Whitechapel Gallery 2017. Supported by Embassy of Sweden


Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
Sun 18 Jun, 3pm | £9.50/£7.50

Swedish artist Emanuel Almborg discusses his Whitechapel Gallery commission Learning Matter, exploring anti-authoritarian pedagogies, democracy and collaboration. 

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