Whitechapel Gallery

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Alice Neel: Hot Off the Griddle; Action, Gesture, Paint – review
The American artist puts her sitters at such ease that, one way or another, they reveal all in a superbly curated show of her life’s work

Laura Cumming

19, Feb, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Go with the flow: the artists changing the face of movement on film
A new exhibition of video art encompasses sign language kung fu, caregiving as choreography and the fluidity of gender and tradition

Skye Sherwin

29, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Gilane Tawadros appointed director of Whitechapel Gallery
Curator and writer will become one of few women of colour to lead big UK arts institution when she takes up post in October

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

16, May, 2022 @2:39 PM

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A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920-2020 review – congealing palettes, fading light and magic
From Frida Kahlo’s sickbed to Cindy Sherman’s Manhattan loft and Picasso’s 60s chateau, this superb show exploring where artists work is nothing less than a portal into their minds

Laura Cumming

20, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Empty shops could be studios for next Bacon or Hirst, says leading curator
Opening up dead retail space to artists could revive town centres and cultural life, says Whitechapel Gallery director

Miranda Bryant

12, Feb, 2022 @1:09 PM

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The best art and architecture of 2021 – the year the galleries reopened
As the galleries reopened, Jean Dubuffet was recast as an incendiary prophet, Poussin revealed his raunchy side – and a giant Swedish ‘plyscraper’ showed the miracle of wood. Our critics rank the highlights of 2021

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

20, Dec, 2021 @9:46 AM

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From a cookie jar to couplets and cocaine – Theaster Gates: A Clay Sermon review
This sprawling trio of exhibitions collects objects from many sources, marked by sometimes traumatic history, alongside Gates’s own, magnificent work

Adrian Searle

29, Sep, 2021 @7:10 AM

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Yoko Ono: Mend Piece for London; This Is the Night Mail – review
Ono invites visitors to repair the world by reconstructing broken teacups, while the Norwegian artist channels Auden’s 1936 poem

Tim Adams

05, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I tend to do the opposite of what people like’: unstoppable film-maker Ayo Akingbade
As a young black woman in a white-dominated industry, the film-maker has faced huge obstacles. But her enigmatic, uplifting works about housing estates and gentrification are now winning awards worldwide

Charlotte Jansen

24, May, 2021 @9:46 AM

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Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy review – a fish’n’chips surrealist
She shocked pre-war Britain with a hat made of seafood, covered a plaster head in giraffe hide and created dream-like boxes of corals and shellfish. Eileen Agar had some commendably wild notions

Jonathan Jones

20, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Eileen Agar: the reluctant surrealist
Agar’s singular collages, sculptures and paintings tell their own lyrical story in an eagerly awaited show opening later this month

Laura Cumming

09, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Yinka Shonibare: ‘You don’t want the next generation to be full of hate'
The artist on fostering hope, why he doesn’t want a retrospective, and making work inspired by Picasso’s African art collection

Tim Lewis

28, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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