Thursday 23 February 2017

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

Talks & Events 


This March, join a range of events coinciding with our new display from the National Museum of Women in the Arts and final weeks of the Guerrilla Girls. Don't miss our symposium investigating the position of women in the art world today (Sat 4 Mar), featuring a line-up of directors, curators and collectors.

Plus, Dhaka-based artist Nisar Hossain discusses traditional painter communities and contemporary art in Bangladesh (Thu 23 Mar) and Anthea Hamilton presents a new performance as an ode Eduardo Paolozzi's momentous BUNK! lecture, which kick-started British Pop Art in the 1950s (Thu 30 Mar). 


Big Ideas:Dorothea von Hantelmann
Thu 2 Mar 2017, 7pm | £9.50/7.50 concs

Berlin-based art historian Dorothea von Hantelmann gives a lecture and demonstration discussing her research into audience engagement and the relationship between viewer, art work and institution. Part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s ‘Big Ideas’ talk series. More

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Emma Hart with Stefan Golaszewskiand Judith Carlton
Thu 9 Mar 2017, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs

Max Mara Art Prize winner Emma Hart is joined by writer Stefan Golaszewski in conversation with Judith Carlton: together they discuss being human, strangers and making work. More

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Exhibition Histories: Bart de Baere
Thu 16 Mar 2017, 7pm | £9.50/7.50 concs
Curator Bart de Baere discusses his 1994 exhibition This is the show and the show is many things at S.M.A.K in Gent, with Charles Esche. Variously described as a fun palace, a warehouse and a wasteland, the experimental show was an exploration into process, collaboration, and whimsy. More
Nisar Hossain
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 7pm | £9.50/7.50 concs

Artist Nisar Hossain discusses contemporary art in Bangladesh, focusing on ritualistic folk painting and the traditional painter communities in the country. Hossain is professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Dhaka. More

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Conferences & Symposia

Collecting Art by Women
Sat 4 Mar 2017, 11.30am–6pm | £15/12.50 concs

Join a day-long event considering the position of women in the art world. Speakers will address questions of inclusion and diversity, especially in relation to museum collections.

Including Iwona Blazwick (Director Whitechapel Gallery), Susan Fisher Sterling (Director National Museum for Women in the Arts), Ann Gallagher (Director of Collections, Tate), and collectors Valeria Napoleone and Floriane de Saint Pierre. More

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Eduardo Paolozzi Events

Eduardo Paolozzi:Magic Kingdoms & Paper Moons
Sat 25 Mar 2017, 2–6pm | £15.50/£13.50 concs
Coinciding with the Whitechapel Gallery's major retrospective of his work, this day-long symposium takes Eduardo Paolozzi‘s exhibition Lost Magic Kingdoms and Six Paper Moons from Nahuatl as the starting point for discussions on collection, collage, display and the role of the artist. More

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Performing Paolozzi:Anthea Hamilton 
Thu 30 Mar 2017, 7pm | £5/£3.50 concs

An evening of performance inspired by Eduardo Paolozzi and his wide range of influences, from literature to architecture. Featuring a special homage to Paolozzi’s 1952 ICA performance lecture BUNK!, by artist Anthea HamiltonMore

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First Thursdays

First ThursdaysAt Whitechapel Gallery
Thu 2 Mar 2017, 6-9pm | Free entry

Visit the Gallery after hours with special events including the launch of Simon Phipps' new book Brutal London, a photographic exploration of London’s post-war modernist architecture. More

Plus: Sample complimentary Paolozzi lagers and meet Brewers from Edinburgh Beer Factory.
First ThursdaysArt Bus Tour
Thu 2 Mar 2017, 6-9pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs.

Every First Thursday, the Art Bus Tour visits a changing selection of art spaces, galleries and exhibitions across the East End, with an introduction from an artist or curator at each venue. The March tour includes Espacio GalleryStour Space and Nunnery GalleryMore

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Writer in Residence

Cally SpoonerWriter in Residence
Thu 2 Mar 2017, 6-9pm | £5/3.50 concs
Whitechapel Gallery's 2016/17 Writer in Residence Cally Spooner presents an event related to the serial piece of writing she has undertaken over the course of six months. More
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Coming Soon

Rut Blees Luxemburg:Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs.
London-based artist Rut Blees Luxemburg discusses her large-scale photographic works, which concern the phenomenon of the urban and representation of the city. The Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography talk series provides a platform for leading contemporary photographers from around the world to discuss and present their practice. More
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