Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London
Greater London
E1 7QX
England

Website

www.whitechapelgallery.org

E-mail

info@whitechapelgallery.org

Telephone

020 7522 7888

Fax

020 7377 1685

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Whitechapel Gallery
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The Whitechapel Art Gallery was founded in 1901 to bring great art to the people of east London. Internationally acclaimed for its exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and its pioneering education and public events programmes, the Gallery has premiered international artists such as Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Nan Goldin, and provided a showcase for Britain’s most significant artists from Gilbert & George to Lucian Freud, Peter Doig to Mark Wallinger.

The Gallery plays a unique role in the capital’s cultural landscape and is pivotal to the continued growth of East London as the world’s most vibrant contemporary art quarter.

The Grade II* Whitechapel Gallery was designed by architect Charles Harrison Townsend. This purpose built gallery is an outstanding example of the Arts and Crafts movement and its aspirations of being accessible, spiritually uplifting and transformative. This development also builds on the 1980s expansion by Colquhoun and Miller under the directorship of Sir Nicolas Serota and inaugurated by the Queen Mother.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sun 11.00-18.00
Thurs 11.00-21.00

Closed: Mon

Admission charges

Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
video still showing terrorists in Mumbai hotel

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler: The Unreliable Narrator

  • 14 January — 26 April 2015 *on now

A gripping new film about the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai will be screened at the Whitechapel Gallery from 14 January to 26 April 2015.

The Unreliable Narrator (2014), by London-based artist duo Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, combines footage sourced from CCTV recordings of the siege at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai, with recorded telephone conversations between the attackers and their controllers, who orchestrate the violence from afar.

In the film, televised news footage and scenes taken from a recent Bollywood movie dramatizing the event are spliced together, emphasising the complex yet pivotal role technology and the media played in the attacks. A female voiceover narrates, piecing together the story for the viewer and suggesting the violent acts were performed for the benefit of the news cameras. Highlighting discrepancies in the media coverage of the event along the way, the narrator ultimately questions the role of the artwork itself and its portrayal of an act of terrorism to the public.

Website

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/artists-film-international-2/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Careers in the Visual Arts: Film and Events Programming

Careers in the Visual Arts: Film and Events Programming

  • 24 April 2015 10am-6pm

From curating film programmes to organising festivals, producing films and developing residencies, this day explores the varied role of the institutional and freelance programmer, specialising in artist film and new media.

Curators Gareth Evans and Karen Alexander explore a range of areas including:

• Initial research approaches
• How to develop networks and partners
• How to curate events – both within institutions and off-site
• Critical writing
• Film production

Gareth Evans is a writer, curator, presenter and Film Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery. He programmes PLACE, the annual cross-platform festival at Aldeburgh Music in Suffolk and has curated numerous film and event seasons such as ‘Romany’ and ‘JG Ballard’, ‘John Berger: Here Is Where We Meet’ and ‘All Power to the Imagination! 1968 and Its Legacies’.

Karen Alexander is former senior tutor in the Royal College of Art’s Curating Contemporary Art department. She has worked as a freelance curator and consultant on film exhibition and distribution and has contributed to several books including Women and Film: Sight & Sound Reader (1999), and If Looks Could Kill (2008) amongst others.

The Art Fund is supporting the series by offering a number of fully funded places per course for curators and museum and gallery professionals. Applications will open in January 2015.


For any queries or for more information on the course, please contact courses@whitechapelgallery.org

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Pre-book your tickets.

Adult Ticket, £195
Concessions, £150

Website

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/careers-visual-arts-film-events-programming/

Careers in Visual Arts

Careers in the Visual Arts: Exhibition Organisation and Commissioning

  • 1 May 2015 10am-6pm

What does it take to operate as an independent curator and to work effectively and creatively within established arts organisations?

Expert curators Charlotte Bonham-Carter and Sarah McCrory investigate:

• The processes behind planning exhibitions
• Commissioning new work in challenging spaces
• Touring exhibitions and biennales
• Critical writing
• How to navigate networks and institutions as an independent curator

Charlotte Bonham-Carter is Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Richmond University, London. She was Curator of Art on the Underground and previously at ICA, London, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and Barbican Art Gallery, London. She is also an art critic and regular contributor to Flash Art, Art in America and is co-author of The Contemporary Art Book (Goodman, 2009,2011 and 2013), a survey of the most influential artists working today.

Currently the Director of Glasgow International, Sarah McCrory worked as curator of Frieze Projects and Film, for the London 2012 Festival and at Studio Voltaire. She was curator of self-publishing fair Publish and Be Damned and was a Director of Vilma Gold, London. She is on the jury of the 2014 Turner Prize.

The Art Fund is supporting the series by offering a number of fully funded places per course for curators and museum and gallery professionals. Applications will open in January 2015.


For any queries or for more information on the course, please contact courses@whitechapelgallery.org

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Pre-book your tickets.

Adults, £195
Concessions, £150

Website

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/events/careers-visual-arts-exhibition-organisation-commissioning/

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