Whitechapel Gallery: The Counterpoint Sessions

The Counterpoint Sessions
[def. in music, counterpoint is the relationship between voices that are harmonically Interdependent, yet independent in rhythm and contour.]

The Whitechapel Gallery presents The Counterpoint Sessions, a series of networking breakfasts and ‘in conversations’ with artists and pioneers from the creative industries. These exclusive meetings provide a forum for professionals to engage with key influencers within arts and business who share a desire to learn from cross-cultural exchange.

Learn from the achievements, challenges and ideas of leading experts in their field.

This year’s focus is on the empowerment and celebration of female talent and we’re proud to present Riposte magazine as our media partner.

The Whitechapel Gallery has a long tradition of premiering female artists and our alumni include Barbara Hepworth, Frida Kahlo, Eva Hesse, Nan Goldin and Cindy Sherman. This year’s programme includes exhibitions, collections and talks from Alicja Kwade, Guerrilla Girls, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts from Washington D.C, Emma Hart, Leonor Antunes, and Anthea Hamilton.

Our aims:

To champion creativity, innovation and female talent.
To promote cultural diversity and equality.
To promote women in business.


The Counterpoint Sessions: Part I

Iwona Blazwick in-conversation with Paloma Strelitz (Assemble)
Thu 2 Mar 2017

The Counterpoint Sessions launched on 2 March with a morning ‘in-conversation’ with Paloma Strelitz, Founding Member of Assemble (2015 Turner prize winners) at the Whitechapel Gallery.

The Counterpoint Sessions: Part II

Alice Rawsthorn in-conversation with Anthea Hamilton
Thu 22 Jun 2017

Design critic and writer Alice Rawsthorn was joined ‘in-conversation’ with artist and 2016 Turner Prize nominee, Anthea Hamilton.

The Counterpoint Sessions: Part III

Farshid Moussavi in-conversation with Hana Tanimura
Thu 12 Oct 2017

Acclaimed architect Farshid Moussavi was joined ‘in-conversation’ with Senior Designer at Google Creative Lab, Hana Tanimura.


Farshid Moussavi
Photo credit © Elizabeth Sulis Gear



Hana Tanimura



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