Tuesday 6 June 2017

Whitechapel Gallery - A Summer of Photography, Politics and Identity

Summer Season 
There is always something free to see at the Whitechapel Gallery, and this summer we’re delighted to invite you to The Trickle-Down Syndrome, a new commission by artistBenedict Drew, and Curator David Campany’s A Handful of Dust featuring photography after Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp.

Remember to add Saturday 1 July to your diary for Art Night 2017, an unforgettable overnight festival taking place in the gallery and across East London. In July, we also unveil a new work called Mamma Mia! by artist Emma Hart, winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women. Q&A: Artists in Conversation and ISelf Collection: Self-Portrait as the Billy Goat continue our commitment to showing rarely seen collections and archives.

Free Exhibitions  
Benedict Drew: The Trickle-Down Syndrome
Opening 7 Jun | Free entry 
Immerse yourself in a dizzying array of vividly coloured screens, experimental electronic music, and more. Experience Benedict Drew’s new installation, taking over a ground floor of the gallery this summer. Find out more
A Handful of Dust
Opening 7 Jun | Free entry 
Trace a visual journey through the motif of dust, from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction and natural disasters to domestic dirt and forensics captured by over 30 artists and photographers including Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Robert Filliou, Mona Kuhn, Man Ray, Gerhard Richter, Sophie Ristelhueber, Aaron Siskind, Shomei Tomatsu, Jeff Wall and Nick Waplington. Find out more
Coming soon: Mamma Mia!
From 12 Jul | Free entry 
Discover a new large-scale installation by London-based artist Emma Hart for the sixth edition of the Max Mara Art Prize for WomenFind out more 

Free Festival 

Art Night 2017: Benedict Drew
1 Jul | Free entry 
As part of Art Night 2017, artist Benedict Drew collaborates with experimental musicians on a durational performance with video and live music. Located in his exhibition The Trickle-Down Syndrome, the performance brings together a group of leading experimental musicians to produce exhilarating sounds of increasing intensity throughout the night. Find out more

Free Displays 

Q&A: Artists in Conversation
Until 27 Aug | Free entry

Tracing the evolution of changing technologies, Q&A: Artists in Conversation presents interviews from the Whitechapel Gallery Archive and other archives as well as selected conversations conceived by artists and curators.
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Self-Portrait as the Billy Goat
Until 20 Aug | Free entry

Self-Portrait as the Billy Goat brings together physical, psychological and imaginary self-portraits by a selection of leading international artists.
Continuing the Whitechapel Gallery's programme of opening up rarely seen collections from around the world, this is the first of four exhibitions drawn from the ISelf Collection.
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Emanuel Almborg: Learning Matter
Until 20 Aug | Free entry

Swedish artist Emanuel Almborg (b.1981) presents a new work looking at the role technology plays in our everyday lives. The commission is shown alongside two of Almborg’s recent films.
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Artists' Film International
Until 30 Jul  | Free entry

A new selection of works by international artists are screened in the Zilkha Auditorium as part of the summer season. Find out more