Friday 24 March 2017

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

Talks & Events 


Influenced by Alicja Kwade's Whitechapel Gallery commission Medium Median, astronomer Marek Kukula and curator Melanie Vandenbrouck will discuss the historical relationship between astronomy and art (Thu 6 April 2017). As a part of the talk series Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography, Rut Blees Luxemburg will discuss her large-scale photographic works concerned with the representation of the city (Thu 13 April 2017).


Maps to the Stars
Thu 6 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/7.50 concs
Prompted by Alicja Kwade’s commission Medium Median (28 Sep 2016 – 25 Jun 2017) this event delves into the relationship between astronomy, art and culture, charting the history of star mapping and the desire to locate ourselves within the universe. More
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Rut Blees Luxemburg
Thu 13 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50 concs
The London-based artist and reader in Urban Aesthetics at the Royal College of Art Rut Blees Luxemburg discusses her large-scale photographic works as part of the Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography talk series. More
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Curator's Tour

Q&A: Artists in Conversationwith Nayia Yiakoumaki
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 6.30pm | Free, Booking required
Join a tour of the exhibition Q&A: Artists in Conversation with curator Nayia Yiakoumaki, who will reveal the richness of the interview format and the importance of the artist’s own voice in art history. More
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First Thursdays

First Thursdaysat Whitechapel Gallery
Thu 6 Apr 2017, 6-9pm | Free entry

Visit the Gallery after hours with special events. This week, celebrate the launch of Toby Christian's new book Collar, charting a course between the cities of SΓ£o Paulo, Glasgow and Marseille and recording a sequence of things Christian has visited, chanced upon or collected. More

Plus: Sample complimentary Paolozzi lagers from Edinburgh Beer Factory.
First ThursdaysArt Bus Tour
Thu 6 Apr 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 April Art Bus Tour will visit Creative Debuts, Hundred Years Gallery and Transition GalleryMore

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Berlin Bodies
Thu 20 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/7.50 concs

Critic and cultural historian Stephen Barber’s new book Berlin Bodies presents an original conception of the corporeality of urban cultures, focusing on Berlin’s scarred strata, manifested in film. The event includes screenings of rarely-seen Berlin films from the 1890s onwards. Followed by a Q&A with Barber. More

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Alia Syed: Recent Works
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 7pm | £9.50/7.50 concs

Making films since 1986, acclaimed artist Alia Syed’s recent works combine her interest in storytelling with a compelling presentation of history as visual narrative. Her unique approach connects different subjective positions in relation to culture, diaspora, and location. Followed by an artist’s Q&A. More

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Coming Soon

Documents of Contemporary Art: 10 Year Anniversary
Fri 5 May 2017, 2-6pm | £12.50/£10.50 concs.
What are the urgent themes of our times? This event celebrates a decade of art and ideas in the iconic book series Documents of Contemporary Art, co-published by Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press.

Guest editors Claire Bishop (Participation), Felicity Allen (Education), Gilda Williams (The Gothic) and Richard Noble (Utopia) are joined by series editors Iwona Blazwick and Ian Farr to discuss different approaches to art, publishing and the origin of the anthology.

Further details to be announced.

From our friends

House of Illustration

Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies
Until 14 May 2017
Jo Brocklehurst drew live in fetish clubs, punk squats and on the performance scene of London, Berlin and New York. In this first retrospective, 100 figurative portraits capture the style and subversion of 1970-90s subculture.

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