Posts Tagged ‘Whitechapel Gallery’

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary. Whitechapel Gallery retrospective

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary. Whitechapel Gallery retrospective
Anna Maria Maiolino. Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary. Whitechapel Gallery retrospective By James Brewer Crossing the Atlantic in the early 1950s on a passengership that rolled and pitched unnervingly was a daunting experience for a 12-year-old girl who with her mother and sister were seeking...
October 11th, 2019 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Photography | Read More

Is This Tomorrow?

Is This Tomorrow?
Phoenix Will Rise by Rana Begum and Marina Tabassum Architects. Is This Tomorrow? Visions of the future by architects and artists at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer A decade after the end of World War II, London was making its lopsided recovery. The City and its institutions – the stock exchange,...
February 22nd, 2019 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Social Columns | Read More

An ocean of outcry at the Whitechapel Gallery

An ocean of outcry at the Whitechapel Gallery
Mikhail Karikis An ocean of outcry at the Whitechapel Gallery – Mikhail Karikis: No Ordinary Protest By James Brewer  Greek-born artist Mikhail Karikis has joined with school children aged just seven years old to raise clamorous voices urging society to cleanse the oceans of pollution. Mikhail, who...
September 11th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Exhibitions, Music, Pollution, Theatre, Comedy, Drama, Dance | Read More

Killed Negatives…

Killed Negatives…
Killed Negatives in focus again. Killed Negatives: Unseen Images of 1930s America at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer Asparagus rolls – 25c each. Such tempting fare in a smart American deli would have been considered a pricy snack for the hungry poor during the Great Depression of the 1930s. In...
June 5th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Photography | Read More

Art Capital: history-making art for the new Elizabeth Line

Art Capital: history-making art for the new Elizabeth Line
Chantal Joffe. Art Capital: history-making art for the new Elizabeth Line By James Brewer Contemporary art has gone mainstream and mainline for London. City and public sponsors have joined galleries in the metropolis in unveiling full details of a huge new art project that will be seen daily by millions...
March 16th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World

Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World
Mark Dion and Iwona Blazwick. Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World By James Brewer A material history of London dredged from the Thames going back to the 17th century and a tree-tall aviary with chirping birds manage to co-exist in the latest astounding exhibition mounted at the Whitechapel Gallery...
February 16th, 2018 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017, at Whitechapel Gallery

Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017, at Whitechapel Gallery
Thomas Ruff. Thomas Ruff: Photographs 1979 – 2017, at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer To many who were born in the middle of the last century, it became clear as 1984 approached that Big Brother really was watching you. Anyone who had read or heard of Nineteen Eighty-Four, a novel by George...
September 27th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Photography | Read More

A Handful of Dust: true grit at the Whitechapel Gallery

A Handful of Dust:  true grit at the Whitechapel Gallery
Cover of Minotaure magazine, 1935. A Handful of Dust:  true grit at the Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer An accumulation of dust in the studio of an artist a century ago has left a long trail. This is tracked in a new exhibition which sweeps up into a diverse panorama the unexpected impact that a...
June 16th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions | Read More

Whitechapel Gallery exhibition: The Trickle-Down Syndrome by Benedict Drew

Whitechapel Gallery exhibition: The Trickle-Down Syndrome by Benedict Drew
Main installation Whitechapel Gallery exhibition: The Trickle-Down Syndrome by Benedict Drew By James Brewer  “Do you know that sinking feeling? It’s real,” protests a woman in an installation video clip amid deafening blasts of sound. She typifies a pervading sense of disorientation evinced in...
June 15th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, People and Places | Read More

Eduardo Paolozzi – Pop Art genius in retrospect at Whitechapel Gallery

Eduardo Paolozzi – Pop Art genius in retrospect at Whitechapel Gallery
The Whitworth Tapestry, and aluminium sculpture. Eduardo Paolozzi – Pop Art genius in retrospect at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer Millions of people are having a free preview of the latest Whitechapel Gallery exhibition, as they or their tube train scurry past the glass mosaic wall designs of...
February 18th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Terrains of the Body…

Terrains of the Body…
Charlotte Gyllenhammar with Fall III. Terrains of the Body: Photography from the National Museum of Women in the Arts By James Brewer International Women’s Day came early in 2017 to the London contemporary arts scene. The key day globally is March 8, but some unplanned coincidences made January 18...
January 25th, 2017 | Anniversaries, Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions | Read More

Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures

Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures
Mary Heilmann Mary Heilmann: Looking at Pictures. Artist’s first UK retrospective, at Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer Born in the Richmond district of San Francisco that borders the pounding Pacific, Mary Heilmann has always loved the ocean, an enthusiasm that has been reflected in her artistic...
June 9th, 2016 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

The emergence of modern Arab art…

The emergence of modern Arab art…
Nubian Girl, oil on canvas, by Ervand Demirdjian. Image courtesy of Safarkhan Art Gallery, Barjeel Art Foundation. The emergence of modern Arab art: Whitechapel Gallery shows emotionally-charged works from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection By James Brewer Creativity, a spirit of optimism, artistic...
September 9th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

School kids’ plea for a better London is voiced through Whitechapel Gallery exhibition…

School kids’ plea for a better London is voiced through Whitechapel Gallery exhibition…
Placards, Notes on Protesting 2014. Peter Liversidge. (c) Peter Liversidge. School kids’ plea for a better London is voiced through Whitechapel Gallery exhibition by performance artist Peter Liversidge ‘Notes on Protesting‘ By James Brewer What are the three big rules you would introduce to improve...
March 18th, 2015 | Academia, Art and auctions, Charity, Clubs, Education and Training, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Story of the Week | Read More

London artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye selects from Russia’s V-A-C Collection…

London artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye selects from Russia’s V-A-C Collection…
30 Sunflowers. Oil on canvas. By and (C) David Hockney. 1996. Photo Richard Schmidt. London artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye selects from Russia’s V-A-C Collection for the Whitechapel Gallery By James Brewer Energy and refining make for a potent combination when headily mixed with contemporary art. Russian...
March 17th, 2015 | Art and auctions, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Pop Art Prints and Pots…

Pop Art Prints and Pots…
Margaret Thatcher Teapot. Earthenware. Designed by Fluck and Law for Carlton Ware, Staffordshire. Image courtesy of The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. Pop Art Prints and Pots: choice Contemporary Art Society show at the Whitechapel Gallery, London,  By James Brewer  One of the...
March 19th, 2014 | Art and auctions, Charity, Clubs, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More

Grabbing society by the balls: Sarah Lucas exposes the sexualised body in new Whitechapel exhibition

Grabbing society by the balls: Sarah Lucas exposes the sexualised body in new Whitechapel exhibition
Nice Tits Concrete, wire mesh, tights, fluff, By Sarah Lucas, Copyright the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London Grabbing society by the balls: Sarah Lucas exposes the sexualised body in new Whitechapel exhibition,  By James Brewer British artist Sarah Lucas wields the protuberances of the body as...
September 30th, 2013 | Art and auctions, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture | Read More