Friday 10 June 2016

What's on: June at the Whitechapel Gallery

What's on in June

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Major exhibition
Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures
Until 21 Aug | Free entry

This weekend, see Mary Heilmann’s colourful abstractions inspired by pop songs, 1960s counter culture and her friendships with New York artists, poets and musicians.

Read an exclusive interview with the artist in the Guardian:
Mary Heilmann: the Californian surfer still making waves in her 70s

"Be captivated by colour: 4 stars" - Evening Standard
"Prepare to be dazzled" - Time Out
"A wonderfully rich survey" - It's Nice That
Watch the trailer

Sun, sea and NYC. Take the plunge andwatch the exhibition trailer for Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures.

Step into Mary Heilmann's record collection with a selection of tracks from the 60s, 70s and 80s.


Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures
Price £28.00

Beautifully illustrated and featuring new 
writings and essays by Mary Heilmann, Lydia Yee (Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery) and Briony Fer (Professor of History of Art, University College London), this new publication explores Heilmann’s approach to abstraction from two distinct but interrelated perspectives: the formal and the personal. 

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Painting Study Day
Sat 18 Jun, 2-6pm | £12.50/£10.50 concs.

What does it mean to be a contemporary painter? 

This afternoon explores the varied medium of painting and its relevance to artists working today - from influences and teaching to materials and shifting technologies. Speakers include artists Varda CaivanoFiona Rae and Stanley WhitneyMore

Exhibitions & Displays

Keith Sonnier: Light Works 
10 Jun - 11 Sept 2016 | Free entry

Keith Sonnier emerged in the 1960s with a generation of artists who pioneered a radical new approach to sculpture. An exhibition of his early work includes Ba-O-Ba VI (1970), meaning ‘bath of colour’ in the Haitian French dialect of Louisiana, and the Morse code inspired Dot Dash Corner (1979). More
Artists' Film International
Karin Sander, Igor Jesus & Igor Bošnjak
Until 7 Aug 2016 | Free entry

Focusing on materiality, this season of artists' film from around the world includes recent work by Karin Sander(selected by Video-Forum (n.b.k.), Berlin); Igor Jesus (selected by MAAT, Lisbon) and Igor Bošnjak (selected by The Cultural Centre of Belgrade). More
Imprint 93
Until 25 Sept 2016 | Free entry

This archive display brings together rarely seen material from a 90’s mail art project curated by Matthew Higgs for the first time. Featuring a stellar line-up of artists including Martin CreedJeremy DellerPeter DoigElizabeth PeytonChris Ofili, Bob and Roberta Smith and Jessica VoorsangerMore