Wednesday, 27 January 2016

February events at the Whitechapel Gallery

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Video and performance artist Joan Jonas (pictured) returns to the Whitechapel Gallery for the first time since her 1979 exhibition. Heather Phillipson and Morgan Quaintancediscuss digital narratives and the changing significance of the written word in the digital age. A major symposium on the Kibbo Kift brings together academics and members of related groups.

Talks & Events 
February at the Whitechapel Gallery

Joan Jonas performs 'The Juniper Tree' at Whitechapel Gallery, London in 1979 Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery Archive
Joan Jonas and Iwona Blazwick 
In conversation

Fri 26 Feb, 3pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
American artist Joan Jonas remains at the forefront of innovation, her work transcending genres to explore space, movement and myth. In this special event, coinciding with the Art Icon 2016 supported by the Swarovski Foundation honoring the artist, Jonas discusses her work and career with Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick. 

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Talks & Tours

Art, Politics and Magic: The Kibbo Kift Kindred 
Sat 6 Feb, 11.30am–6pm | £15/£12.50 concs
This day-long symposium brings together authors, academics and members of related groups. Speakers include design historian Tanya Harrod and Philip Carr-Gomm, head of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. Book Now

Audio Description 
Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966)

Wed 17 Feb, 11.30am–12.45pm | Free, booking required
Join a free audio description workshop focusing on the exhibition Electronic Superhighway (2016-1966). Featuring
tactile images this event is devised specially for blind and partially sighted visitors. Contact us to book.
Electronic Superhighway Season: Digital Narratives
Thu 18 Feb, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
How does the written word shift and change within an image-led, cut-and-paste digital landscape of instant sharing? Heather Phillipson andMorgan Quaintance consider how technology enables new explorations of language and interactivity. Book Now

Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography: Hrair Sarkissian
Thu 25 Feb, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
Considering photography’s potential to re-evaluate historical, religious or socio-political narratives. Syrian photographerHrair Sarkissian discusses how he uses the codes of documentary photography, yet still adopts a critical position towards the the medium. 
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Felix Melia
The Height We Lose When Our Feet Pound The Pavement and The Height We Gain When We’re Lying In Bed Are Symptoms of One Another 
Thu 11 Feb, 7pm | £5/£3.50 concs
Artist Felix Melia mixes performance and video in his first live event as Whitechapel Gallery Writer in Residence. Until June 2016 Melia's residency explores how changes in a virtually-inclined world impact on our bodies and the places we live. Book Now


Feed your curiosity, broaden your experience and gain new skills
Join the Whitechapel Gallery's day-long courses in February

Are you an artist or arts professional interested in curating your own programme of art eventsmarketing and branding your space or successfully fundraising for projects?

Visit our website to see February's 'Inside the Gallery: How to' courses.

Coming Soon

Book Launch 
David J Getsy: Queer
Thu 24 Mar, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
David J Getsy (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and artists Emily Roysdon and Prem Sahib discuss how queerness has impacted on and informed the art world, from artistic practice to critical discourse. 
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The event launches the latest in the Whitechapel Gallery's Documents of Contemporary Art series of readers dedicated to important themes in contemporary art today.

Documents of Contemporary Art: Queer (ed. David J Getsy) is priced at £16.95 and available to pre-order.