Today is finally First Thursdays!
The meeting today is at 2:30 pm at Whitechapel Gallery for a tour that will follow the itinerary walk of exhibitions recommended by LUVA gallery, an artist-run gallery, experiment, and social hub based in Bethnal Green.
The first stop will be A Century of the Artist’s studio 1920 – 2020. If you have not visited the exhibition already, be aware that it will close soon (the end day is the 5th of June). Take some time to enjoy and immerse yourself in an exhibition exploring the spaces where the art of our time gets conceived and created. The show is a 100-year survey of the studio through the work of artists and image-makers from around the world.
After leaving Whitechapel Gallery, the first stop will be Hales Gallery for Flames Like Rainbows, a solo show by John Hoyland (b.1934 Sheffield, UK – d.2011 London, UK) – considered one of the most inventive and dynamic abstract painters of the post-war period. The tour heads to Commonage Project for In the Margins, an exhibition by Hannah Lim of sculptures merging furniture and calligraphy, taking inspiration and recontextualising Southeast Asian motifs and deconstructing the relationship of the latters with Orientalism and Chinoiserie techniques.
The following stop is at IMT Gallery for a show dedicated to Thompson and Craighead’s fictitious digital landscapes exploring the conflict between the technological aspirations of billionaires and their inconsideration for others and the environment. Later, you will have the opportunity to go back to Whitechapel Gallery for Fieldnotes: Writing Workshop led by Bella Marrin (Fieldnotes Editor, artist and writer) and Elaine Tam (Fieldnotes Senior Editor, curator and writer), or continue the walk for Pinhole Camera Workshop by Royal College of Art, MA, Amber Jesson at Luva Gallery.