Tuesday 15 December 2020

Whitechapel Gallery - Coming soon: Eileen Agar's Angel of Anarchy


As we look forward to a new year filled with art and inspiration, we're delighted to announce Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy, opening on 10 February 2021. Pre-book your tickets now and stay tuned for more of our 2021 programme soon!

This holiday season is the perfect opportunity to give the gift of Whitechapel Gallery membership. From just £30 a year, members join our community of art lovers and artists and so much more.

Due to the latest government guidance and Tier 3 restrictions, the Gallery will be closing from 6pm, Tuesday 15 December. But not to worry – we're moving our autumn exhibitions online. Keep your eyes on our website and YouTube channel for virtual exhibition tours and download our free digital guide, available on the Bloomberg Connects app, for more information.

Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy

Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy
Opens 10 February | £9.50 / £7.50 concs. | Free for members

Whether dancing on the rooftops in Paris, sharing ideas with Pablo Picasso, or gathering starfish on the beaches of Cornwall, Eileen Agar (b.1899 Buenos Aires – d.1991 London) transformed the everyday into the extraordinary. Her unique style nimbly spanned painting, collage, photography and sculpture, even ceremonial hats. Combining order and chaos, Agar’s work fuses vivid abstraction with imagery from classical art, the natural world, and sexual pleasure.  

This definitive retrospective charts her ground-breaking career from the 1920s to the 1990s. From early works influenced by her teachings at The Slade, through her experiments with Cubism and her inclusion in the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition, to her later compositions of lyrical abstraction, Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy features over 150 works.

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Give the gift of art
Accompanying the current exhibition, Kai Althoff goes with Bernard Leach, our bookshop is offering an exclusive selection of ceramics from Leach Pottery. Founded in 1920 by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, the Leach Pottery is among the most respected and influential studio potteries in the world. All items are handcrafted in St Ives and are available from just £17. 

Visit the Gallery Shop for more festive offers including beautifully illustrated books, the latest exhibition catalogues and art-inspired gift ideas for all ages.

In case you missed it...

Performance | Materiality Will Be Rethought

There's still time to watch artist and choreographer Joe Moran's performance commission, Materiality Will Be Rethought.

Originally conceived as a live performance within Carlos Bunga's sculptural environment, the reimagined film is streaming online until 17 December. 

Performance | Spells and Sadness

To round out our autumn series of online events, Spells and Sadness took inspiration from the London Contemporary Music Festival’s ‘Witchy Methodologies’ extravaganza of 2019.

Re-watch performances from Christopher KirubiElaine Mitchener and more on our website.

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