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Gerard Byrne: A State of Neutral Pleasure

With Irish artist and film installation specialist Gerard Byrne, you're never sure what you're going to get. Previous subjects include the Lock Ness Monster, the possible location of Beckett's Waiting for Godot and the history of Minimalist art. This free exhibition at the Whitechapel once again sees Byrne explore the way we understand the present through revisiting the past, through a range of investigations spanning sexual politics and the actual production of the art object.

 

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Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty of its light, airy space and for embracing the local community in its work. Founded in 1901, extensive refurbishment saw the gallery, reopened in April 2009, double in size. More about Whitechapel Gallery

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    The London Open 2015The London Open 201530th July 2015Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
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    Children's Commission 2015: Rivane Neuenschwander: The Name Of FearChildren's Commission 2015: Rivane Neuenschwander: The Name Of FearAn installation of mixed-media capes by the Brazilian artist, exploring childhood phobias, based on research gathered from children from London, aged between seven and nine.30th July 2015Sunday 30th August 2015 Where:
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    A Utopian Stage: Festival Of Arts Shiraz-PersepolisA Utopian Stage: Festival Of Arts Shiraz-PersepolisA display of archive film and photographs, original theatre programmes and posters from the festival.30th July 2015Sunday 4th October 2015 Where:
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    Contemporary Art Boot Camp 2015Contemporary Art Boot Camp 2015Master and develop a range of artistic skills.17th August 2015Friday 21st August 2015 Where:
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    From Artisans to Imports (Ages 15-21)

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    Duchamp & Sons Taster EveningDuchamp & Sons Taster EveningA chance to meet the youth art forum and find out how to get involved.9th September 2015Wednesday 9th September 2015 Where:
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    The Barjeel CollectionThe Barjeel Collection9th September 2015Sunday 14th August 2016 Where:
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