NEWS: Whitechapel Gallery Announces Autumn 2020 Exhibitions

The gallery has announced details of its upcoming Autumn exhibition programme.

Nalini Malani, Studio Bombay. Photo: Johan Pijnappel  © Nalini Malani

From the 23rd September, Whitechapel Gallery will present a new work by Nalini Malani as part of its annual programme of artist commissions. Titled Can You Hear Me?, it is the artist’s first UK commission and is comprised of 84 animations projected on the walls of the Whitechapel Gallery’s historic interior. Made between 2017 and 2020, they feature overlapping hand-drawn images and notes, as well as fragments of quoted text.

Meanwhile, the programme will continue on the 7th October with major new exhibition Kai Althoff goes with Bernard Leach. This is the first major UK survey of the figurative painter Kai Althoff which will bring together 130 pieces from across the artist’s career.

Also opening on the 7th October will be Exercising Freedom: Encounters with Art, Artists and Communities. This display will explore the Whitechapel Gallery’s community education programme from 1979 to 1989, exploring the role that art plays in society. 

From the 25th August, visitors can explore Accelerate your escape: Gary Hume selects from the Hiscox Collection an exhibition that will feature works by artists such as  Etel Adnan, Nan Goldin  and David Hockney. Meanwhile, Duchamp & Sons selects from the Hiscox collection will explore he ways in which lockdown has affected experiences of art and culture through a virtually curated display featuring artworks drawn from the Hiscox Collection. 

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