Wednesday, 19 October 2016

What's On: Film at the Whitechapel Gallery

What's On

From the Curator

As the days shorten, and the light recedes, so our programme shines brighter than ever with works that seek to illuminate the complex times in which we find ourselves.

It's a hugely diverse programme that ranges widely across form, content and expression. Consider Shona Illingworth's remarkable symposium Invisible Architectures, exploring personal and collective memory loss. Why not warm your mind before London's Burning, a history of the city in flames, or spend the weekend becoming acquainted with the six artists nominated for the annual Film London Jarman Award.

These events and more are just part of our year round programme. We look forward to seeing you here during the season.

Gareth Evans
Adjunct Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery


Mikhail Karikis: Location, Voice, Action!
Thu 20 Oct 2016, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
An evening featuring a selection of artist Mikhail Karikis’ video-works from the last decade, including a premiere screening of Ain’t Got No Fear (2016). Karikis is joined in discussion with influential curator Katerina Gregos, followed by a Q&A.

Open Screenings: Autumn 2016
Thu 27 Oct, 5–6.30pm | Free Entry
Meet emerging and established artist film-makers as they present and discuss their short films with peers and Film Curator Gareth Evans. To take part in future Open Screenings at the Whitechapel Gallery contact

Lasse JohanssonIn Time: An Archive Life
Thu 27 Oct 2016, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
The world premiere of Johansson‘s film In Time: An Archive Life, an exploration of the personal archive of writer and film-maker Paul Hallam – a leading figure in London’s gay culture for over four decades. 

Invisible Architectures: Lesions in the Landscape
Sat 29 & Sun 30 Oct 2016
Two Days: £25/£20 concs / One Day: £15/£12.50 concs

A two day symposium exploring how interactions between art and clinical practices, critical thinking and neuroscience can transform the ways we understand memory, forgetting and amnesia. Organised by Shona Illingworth, alongside Jill Bennett


London's Burning: Crystal Palace Fire 80th anniversary
Thu 10 Nov 2016, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
An evening of screenings dedicated to urban fires – from Crystal Palace (1936) and the Luftwaffe’s blitz of London in the 1940s, to the 1958 roof fires at the Houses of Parliament and the industrial and Dockland fires of the 50s, 60s and 70s. With readings from London writers Iain SinclairStephen Watts and Gad Hollander.

Film London Jarman Award 2016 Weekend
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Nov 2016, 11.30am–6pm | £5 per day 
A weekend bringing together the six artists shortlisted for the 2016 Jarman Award:  Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. EvansShona Illingworth, Mikhail KarikisHeather Phillipson and Rachel Maclean. With discussions chaired by  Shumon Basar and Brian Dillon. 

Anna Ådahl: The New Mass Ornament
Thu 24 Nov 2016, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
An evening showcasing two recent works by Swedish artist film-maker Anna Ådahl, followed by a Q&A. The event is in association with Acme International Residencies Programme, supported by IASPIS, Sweden.

Browse the full Whitechapel Gallery Film Programme on our webs