Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Whitechapel Gallery - What's On: December Talks & Events

Talks & Events 

Don't Miss

This month, join our symposium dedicated to the work of South African artist William Kentridge (Sat 3 Dec), see a new live video performance by London artist Sam Smith(Thu 8 Dec), or immerse yourself in a two-day celebration of contemporary and classic experimental animation from the UK and beyond (Fri 9 Dec & Sat 10 Dec).


Sam Smith: E.1027
Thu 8 Dec 2016, 7pm | £5/£3.50 concs

In Sam Smith's new live video performance, he uses the computer desktop as a staging tool, interweaving fleeting collages of original and archival moving images with a live script, recorded dialogue and music. More

Conferences & Symposia

William Kentridge:
Time, Technology, Self

Sat 3 Dec, 2pm–6pm | £15/£12.50 concs.
A afternoon exploring selected works from the exhibition William Kentridge: Thick Time. A range of speakers address concepts of history and temporality, embodiment and subjectivity, technology and tactility, and the self and the sensory. Speakers include: Ian ChristieBriony FerTamar GarbMargaret IversenEd KrcmaMichael NewmanGriselda Pollock and Richard TawsMore
Edge of Frame: Journeys into Experimental Animation
Sat 10 Dec 2016, 11.30am–6pm | £15/£12.50 concs
A showcase of animation at the cutting edge of moving image practice. From bold personal visions to intricate and visually stunning formal experiments, this expansive day of screenings and discussion mixes contemporary animation with classic and rarely seen historical works. More

Gary Thomas, Animate Projects and Film Programme Manager at British Council leads an afternoon seminar preceding this event on Fri 9 Dec.


First Thursdays: Art Bus Tour
Thu 1 Dec, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Discover new exhibitions in east London on the First Thursdays Art Bus. Stopping at Leyden GalleryHundred Years Gallery and Carmel by the Green – London Photography Diary, you'll get an introduction and tour from an artist or curator. Book now


Sense of Place: Katya Chitova, Keira Greene, Ellie Kyungran Heo, Irene Solà, Tereza Stehlikova and Anita Wolska-Kaslow
Thu 1 Dec, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Featuring poetry by Irene Solà (Catalunya) alongside screenings of new work by women artist film-makers from around the world. Each explores the idea of a personal sense of place in relation to often overlooked cultural and social sites – from California and Poland, to Trieste, Russia and East Asia. More
Siobhan Davies and David HintonAll This Can Happen 
Thu 8 Dec, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Marking the 60th anniversary of the death of Swiss modernist writer Robert Walser, a screening of All This Can Happen, choreographer Siobhan Daviesand film-maker David Hinton‘s 2012 work constructed entirely from found footageFollowed by a Q&A. More

Coming soon

Affect and Curating: Feeling the Curatorial
Thu 19 Jan, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
What is the feeling of an exhibition? How do curators deploy, stimulate and mobilise emotional states?
Marking the publication of a two-part issue on affect and curating in the Journal of Curatorial Studies, this event brings together a range of speakers to consider how museums, galleries, art world events and artworks function as sites for the transmission of affects. More