Patrizio Di Massimo
Maria Domenica Rapicavoli
Gianluca de Serio
Massimiliano de Serio
Cerith Wyn Evans
Simon and Tom Bloor present a new body of work developed from workshops carried out at Hermitage Primary School. "Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: A Love Meal" shows works by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Pawel Althamer, Cerith Wyn Evans and many more. Also on schedule an Art Writing Seminar.
Childrens Art Commission
Simon & Tom Bloor: Loose Parts
Outset Project Gallery (Gallery 5)
176/ Zabludowicz Collection
Project Gallery (Gallery 6)
Artists Simon and Tom Bloor (based in Birmingham and London) continue recurring themes within their practice that consider creativity and play as both rebellious and utopian acts. The exhibition title is taken from architect Simon Nicholson’s ‘Theory of Loose Parts’, first published in 1971, which proposes that ‘loose parts’ in our environments empower creativity.
The Bloors present a new body of work developed from workshops carried out at Hermitage Primary School, Tower Hamlets, where small clay sculptures made by the artists were crushed by children, encouraging a sense of rebellion within the school. These clay forms, cast in chalk, are available for visitors to draw on the Gallery walls and are presented alongside prints documenting the process of creation through destruction.
Simon & Tom Bloor Events Programme:
20 April Family Day: More Loose Parts
25 April Education Open Evening
9 May Discussion: Simon & Tom Bloor
The Children’s Art Commission is accompanied by a new publication designed by James Langdon with Simon & Tom Bloor.
Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
A Love Meal
In 1992, Cuban-born Felix Gonzalez-Torres used the vernacular of seaside bars and street parties to create a sculpture memorialising his partner. "Untitled" (A Love Meal) is a ribbon of 42 illuminated light bulbs. Radiant and festive, the bulbs will eventually extinguish. Combining joy, mourning and renewal, the motif of the lit bulb suggests the transient nature of relationships and of the body itself. This deceptively simple work became an iconic sculpture of the 1990s and is the centrepiece of this display.
Everyday objects as visual metaphor continues with Modello di Campo 6 (1996) by German artist Tobias Rehberger. 15 handmade vases each contain a type of flower as a portrait of a fellow artist. In 120 Days (2002) by Mexican born Damian Ortega, cola bottles have been turned into extravagant vessels by Murano glass blowers, transformed from disposable, mass-produced objects into desirable expressions of individualised craftsmanship.
Other artists include Pawel Althamer, Dafne Boggeri, Riccardo Giacconi, Sabina Grasso, Antonio Guiotto, Domenico Mangano, Diego Marcon, Patrizio Di Massimo, Patrizia Monzani, Maria Domenica Rapicavoli, Gianluca and Massimiliano de Serio and Cerith Wyn Evans. The Turin-based Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is a definitive collection of international contemporary art. The display is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s ongoing programme showing rarely seen public and private collections.
Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: A Love Meal Events Programme
25 April Education Open Evening
10 May Film: Cabaret Crusades
10 May Beyond the Former Middle East: Opening Dialogues
Find Out More: See the illustrated catalogue with an in-depth interview between curator Achim Borchardt-Hume and Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo alongside images and texts on all artworks displayed as part of the collection series. £16.95
The Whitechapel Gallery’s programme of collection displays is supported by Hiscox
Opening 19 march
Art Writing Seminar
A participatory seminar to present and debate contemporary issues in art writing with staff and students from Goldsmiths MFA Art Writing course and invited guest speakers.
The seminar series is organised by 2nd Year Art Writing students in conjunction with Maria Fusco, Director of Art Writing, Goldsmiths. Each seminar will be attended by different members of the MFA Art Writing staff which includes Maria Fusco, Yve Lomax, Michael Dean and Michael Newman.
Tuesday 19 March, 11am - 4pm
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm, Thursdays 11am – 9pm