Tuesday 26 August 2014

Whitechapel Gallery - Event Hightlights at the Whitechapel Gallery, August & September 2014

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Tours and Events

Performance: Contra-Diction: Speech Against Itself, Thursday 28 August, 7pm
Presenting his latest research into the role of the voice in law, artist Lawrence Abu Hamdanexplores the linguistics of Taqiyya, a legal exemption whereby an individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal acts if at risk of persecution. Book now
Tour: Nayia Yiakoumaki on Stephen Willats
Thursday 4 September, 7-9pm
Archive Gallery Curator, Nayia Yiakoumakiexplores artist Stephen Willat’s projects on display in the current exhibition Concerning Our Present Way of Living, and their impact on the local community. Free, booking essential.
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emma3.jpgTalk: The Real World: Social Shifts
Thursday 11 September, 7-9pm
How are artists working outside of the gallery space and affecting the everyday lives of communities? Speakers include British artists Jordan McKenzie and Emma Smith.Book now
paolini4.jpgSymposium: Giulio Paolini
Friday 12 September, 11.30am-5.30pm
This event considers the work of the artist and explores themes of authorship, space, stage and experience. Speakers include writers, academics and curators such as Nicolas Cullinan, Luke Skrebowski and Teresa Kittler. Book now

helmet.jpgTalk: Helmut Draxler: Exhibition Histories
Thursday 18 September, 7-9pm

Curator and Professor of Art Theory at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart, Helmut Draxler, discusses his 1994 exhibition Services: Conditions and Relations of Project Oriented Artistic Practice. Following a presentation, he will be joined in conversation by Helena Vilalta, Managing Editor of Afterall Journal and Afterall Online. 
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exterior_august.jpgTour: Chris Watson: Open City Tour Saturday 20 September, 3-4pmArchitect Chris Watson of WWMArchitects introduces the Gallery’s 2009 expansion and its architectural history. Free, booking essential.
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