Wednesday 6 August 2014

Whitechapel Gallery - Tours, talks and books signings at the Whitechapel Gallery this August



paolini_feature_1.jpgGiulio Paolini: To Be or Not to Be 
Until 14 September
This major exhibition by Italian artist Giulio             Paoliniimmerses us in elegant installations of canvases, windows, fragments of statuary and checkerboards – sometimes presented by 18th century footmen. Believing that every work of art embodies earlier traditions, Paolini pays tribute to artists such as ChardinLotto and Velazquez, with his own face, hands and eyes reappearing throughout the show.
labf_1.jpgThe London Art Book Fair                            26 - 28 September 
The Whitechapel Gallery's free fair celebrates the best of international contemporary art publishing over a whole weekend. Browse artists' books, rare art publications and catalogues from a range of over 90 independent publishers and enjoy a programme of talks, workshops and book signings. Join us for the preview on      Thursday 25 September, 6 - 9pm                  Opening times:
Friday 26 September, 11am - 9pm
Saturday 27 September, 11am - 6pm                 Sunday 28 September, 11am – 6pm

cas_image.jpgContemporary Art Society: Twixt Two Worlds
Until 31 August
Last chance to see this display which maps the pivotal moment in cinema history when still photography evolved into moving images.           Inspired by the Barnes brothers’ collection of   early apparatus at the Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove, this shift is             explored through magic lanterns, late 19th    century slides and films by early pioneers alongside contemporary artists.   
upritchard_1.jpgChildren's Commission: Francis UpritchardUntil 28 September
Showing throughout the summer, Francis Upritchard’s strange creatures and delicate objects uses materials, form and textures inspired by classical sculpture and craft traditions from Brazil to her native New Zealand. 

Talks and Events

event1f.jpgPerformance: Modes of Aberrant Research 
Thursday 7 August, 7- 9pm
An evening of deviant                  anecdotes and radical       storytelling segues through archives, collections and institutions. Featuring performances and readings fromPatrick Coyle, SJ Fowler, Kreider + O'Leary and Holly Pester.
event2.jpgTour: Chisato Minamimura on Giulio Paolini  Thursday 14 August, 7- 9pmA British Sign Language tour of the exhibition for deaf visitors, with audio interpretation.
event3.jpgPerformance:             Contra-Diction:          Speech Against Itself           Thursday 28 August, 7- 9pmPresenting his latest research into the role of the voice in law, artistLawrence Abu Hamden explores the linguistics of Taqiyya, a legal exemption whereby an individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal acts if at risk of persecution. 


cafe_bar.jpgLate nights at the Whitechapel Gallery       Café / Bar This summer the Café/ Bar is offering refreshing Mojito cocktails for just £5. Come and enjoy an after-work drink or late night bite to eat, ranging from light, fresh dishes to satisfying burgers.         Opening times: Tuesday & Wednesday: 10am – 6pm Thursday & Friday: 10am – 9.30pm (last orders)
Saturday: 10.30am – 9.30pm (last orders)
Sunday: 10.30am – 6pm


editions2.jpgLimited Edition:            Giulio PaoliniDopo Tutto [After All], (2014) This work of art was created exclusively for the
Whitechapel Gallery to accompanyGiulio Paolini's exhibition To Be or Not to Be.You can own it for £595 incl. VAT (£534.60 for members), to start or add to your own collection, while helping support the Gallery.

Venue Hire

venue_hire_christmas.jpgWhitechapel Gallery
Venue Hire

Celebrate in style this December and treat your guests buy dining amongst artworks within Grade II listed Gallery spaces or pent-house studios. Working closely with the Gallery caterers, there are Christmas packages to suit everyone. Prices from £65+VAT per head.
photographersgallery.jpgLorenzo Vitturi: Dalston Anatomy
The Photographers' Gallery, Until 19 October                  
The first major UK exhibition of Italian artist Lorenzo Vitturi’s acclaimed body of work Dalston Anatomy, which centres around the community, economy and the very make-up of East London’s Ridley Road Market. Admission free. 
wallace_collection.jpgThe Great Gallery re-opens
Wallace Collection, 19 September 2014 
The Great Gallery has been described as “the greatest picture gallery in Europe.” On 19 September, following a two year refurbishment, it will reopen with a new hang, including some major works previously displayed elsewhere in the Collection. Admission free.