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Whitechapel Gallery Summer 2022 Programme

1 May 2022 to 30 September 2022 Whitechapel Gallery

Tewodros Hagos, Journey (32), 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 130 cm. Courtesy the artist and Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.
The Whitechapel Gallery’s beautiful historic building is a house of adventure, full of great art and ideas from around the corner and around the world.

With free exhibitions, collection displays, film screenings, public debates and a world-class bookshop and restaurant, the Whitechapel Gallery is one of the UK’s great cultural hubs.

The summer 2022 highlights include The London Open, a triennial exhibition offering a free, lively space to discover new work and how the next generation of London-based artists are responding to recent times. This year, the exhibition brings together a selection of the most dynamic and critical contemporary art made since 2018. Featuring 46 artists, topics ranging from the personal to the collective, the cathartic to the poetic, and the political to the environmental. New perspectives in painting, sculpture, moving image, installation, and performance are also offered, from the younger to the more established artist.

Full list of artists:- The London Open 2022 - Whitechapel Gallery

COMMISSION
Emma Talbot: The Age/L'Età winning proposal for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women questions deeply rooted positions of power, governance, attitudes to nature and representations of women through an acutely personal lens. The commission features two 11-metre-long free-hanging silk paintings alongside a life-sized sculptural figure, drawings and a new animation. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full colour publication with newly commissioned essays and photography.

COLLECTION 
Christen Sveaas Art Foundation: The Unseen, Selected by Hurvin Anderson Painter Hurvin Anderson reflects on depictions of black figures and experience in The Unseen an artist-curated selection of 26 works from the Christen Sveaas Art Foundation.

PROJECT  
We Get to Choose Our Families

We Get to Choose Our Families celebrates the notion of ‘chosen families’ in response to the oppression faced by LGBTQAI+ communities. It features a series of works drawn from the Christen Sveaas Art Foundation alongside contributions by contemporary queer artists, resources and archival materials from the Museum of Transology.

FESTIVAL 
Nocturnal Creatures: 2022: For one night only, Nocturnal Creatures festival transforms Whitechapel Gallery and unusual, historic and outdoor locations nearby one not to be missed.

Further Information: Whitechapel Gallery - the artists’ gallery for everyone.

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