Friday 9 November 2012

Whitechapel Gallery November


penone-v3.jpgThe Bloomberg Commission: Giuseppe Penone
Over the past 45 years, Italian artist Giuseppe Penone has examined our relationship to nature. For the latest Bloomberg Commission, he has created a twelve metre bronze cast of a tree, with a radiant gold-leaf interior.
boch.jpgMel Bochner: If the Colour Changes
From phrases such as ‘top dog’ and ‘king of the hill’ into macho mantras such as ‘rule with an iron hand’, the paintings of artist Mel Bochner use a thesaurus to generate word chains that are both mordantly funny and bursting with colour.


matt.jpgThe Street: Matt Stokes
Artist Matt Stokes immerses himself in communities to look at the culture that shapes people lives and identities. This new work of art for The Street is inspired by the people who live around the Whitechapel Gallery in east London.
aspen.jpgAspen Magazine: 1965-1971
The cult 1960s magazine Aspen featured contributions by prolific artists, musicians and writers including Peter BlakeWilliam S.BurroughsOssie ClarkMarcel Duchamp Lou Reed and Yoko OnoMore

Talks and Events

banging-your-head.jpgDiscussion: Banging Your Head Against the WallFri 16 Nov, 2pm

Inspired by Mel Bochner's work,David Batchelor
, Briony Fer, Jonathan Monk and Jeffrey Weissdiscuss painting, colour and the written word.
lukasz-v2.jpgTo Make a Tree: Lukasz Surowiec
Thur 22 Nov, 7pm 

A new series of artist-led talks that address the expanded significance of the tree in contemporary art. 
film-v2.jpgFilm: Matir Moina (The Clay Bird )
Sun 18 Nov, 3.30pm

Tareque Masud's prizewinning drama of childhood, faith and political upheaval, followed by a discussion between artist Matt Stokes and Film Curator Gareth Evans.


xmas-dining.jpgChristmas Dining
From hot smoked wood pigeon to hot chocolate fondant celebrate the festive season at the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room with our specially designed menu.


mel-bochner-book-v2.jpgBook: Mel Bochner
Highlights the artist's rich and thought-provoking approaches to photography, installation and painting over the course of the past 45 years.


july_christmas.jpgChristmas Parties
With fabulous food and the unique opportunity to dine amongst the artwork, the Gallery is a spectacular setting for Christmas parties of 20 guests to a gathering of 200.