Saturday, 29 October 2016

Whitechapel Gallery Events - What's On: Talks and Events

Talks & Events 

Don't Miss

Join a thought-provoking weekend of screenings and discussion from the six shortlisted artists for the Jarman Award 2016, find out about the creative legacy of the Cultural Revolution in modern-day China with a two-day conference, and hear American architect Keller Easterling give the Gerrard O'Carroll lecture on her research into the politics of urban space in our networked world. 


Keller Easterling:Gerrard O'Carroll Memorial Lecture
Thu 17 Nov, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Keller Easterling, author of Extrastatecraft and Professor at Yale School of Architecture, gives a talk as part of the Gerrard O’Carroll Memorial Lecture series. The talk will cover her research into urbanism, architecture and infrastructure in the context of networked globalisation, considering the often hidden relationship between politics and space. Book now
David Toop:Exhibition Histories
Thu 24 Nov, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Musician, author and curator David Toopdiscusses his Hayward Gallery show, Sonic Boom: The Art of Sound. The first major UK exhibition of sound art, it drew together practitioners across improvised music, performance, sound design and the visual arts. Book now

Organised in partnership with Afterall as part of the Exhibition Histories series.

Conferences & Symposia

Invisible Architectures:Lesions in the Landscape
Sat 29 & Sun 30 Oct, 11.30am–6pm
£25/£20 concs (2 days) / £15/£12.50 concs (1 day)

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. Coincides with the exhibition Lesions in the Landscape at CGP London, 13 Oct–27 Nov 2016. Book now
Making the New World: The Arts of China's Cultural Revolution
Fri 11 & Sat 12 Nov, 11.30am–6pm
£30/£25 concs (2 days) / £17.50/£14.50 concs (1 day)

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution, this two-day international conference is programmed by the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) at Birmingham City University in collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery. Speakers include Craig ClunasChris Berry and Harriet Evans. Convened by Joshua JiangBook now


First Thursdays: Art Bus Tour
Thu 3 Nov, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Discover new exhibitions in east London on the First Thursdays Art Bus. Stopping at Unit G Gallery, Hales Gallery and 71a Gallery, you'll get an introduction and tour from an artist or curator. Book now


Film London Jarman Award 2016 Weekend
Sat 19 & Sun 20 Nov, 11.30am–6pm | £5 each day

This year’s Jarman Award Weekend brings together the six artists shortlisted for the 2016 Jarman Award to explore the ideas of future through discussions, screenings, performances, talks and readings.

Artists include Sophia Al Maria, Cécile B. EvansRachel Maclean, Shona Illingworth, Mikhail Karikis and Heather Phillipson. Book now