Posts Tagged ‘Whitechapel Gallery’

Sarah Lucas: SITUATION Absolute Beach Man Rubble at Whitechapel Gallery

Sarah Lucas. Installation view, 2013 Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery, London, Photo: Stephen White

Think 1990s YBA and what artworks come to mind? A pickled shark, a bawdy story tent, a head made of frozen blood… and a photo of Sarah Lucas looking defiant with a limp cigarette in her mouth. Or better yet, her bent, worn mattress with anthropomorphically inserted fruit and veg with metal bucket. Mostly, her pieces distill the human body down to a sexualised and/or[.....]

Gillian Wearing Wearing a Mask of Gillian Wearing

Gillian Wearing, Dancing in Peckham, 1994, Colour video with sound, 25 min. Courtesy of the Artist; Maureen Paley, London.

British-born photo, video and performance-based artist Gillian Wearing is best known for bringing home the 1997 Turner prize and her series of direct street portraits, Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say (1992-3). At London’s Whitechapel Gallery, the artist presents a fascinating collection of honest, if not creepy, portraits in an[.....]

Disturbing Currents

Electricity is a strange and powerful thing. An invisible force that poses a deadly threat, we are taught to fear it at an early age. However, we have come to rely unconditionally upon it as well – in failure, as in a blackout, absolute panic and chaos ensues. And let us not forget that electric potential is the fundamental basis of all cellular life –[.....]