Development Director, Louise McKinney, says that it will seem like a miniature retrospective of what the gallery has done over the past 20 years. Artists who have had shows earlier in their careers at the Whitechapel will contribute works to the sale, including Rachel Whiteread, Mark Wallinger and Jeff Wall. Richard Deacon and the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto are also contributing works to the sale. A number of artists will contribute new works to the sale. This projected regeneration plan, which will cost £10 million in all, including the adjacent library space next door (designed earlier by the talented Passmore Edwards), will take the whole Whitechapel complex into the 21st century.
Embanking the Sublime The Unilever Series: Rachel Whiteread
Rachel Whiteread is the most successful and original artist to have filled the big space at Tate Modern, the Turbine Hall. Her white landscape of cubic boxes offers the museum-goer something of a dreamland. Space and scale are subject to an ingenious interplay by Whiteread. At first, one might, on entering the scenario at ground level, feel as if one were subsumed in a warehouse where the warehousemen have been stacking things to rule, before, or immediately after, some industrial dispute.
Metamorphosis: Titian 2012
Human history, and by extension the history of art, is a history of transfiguration, of translation, of constant modification. The assumption that we live in a perpetual state of metamorphosis, a continual shifting of one element of reality in relation to another, underlies Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, the recent visual, literary and choreographic collaboration between the National Gallery and the Royal Opera House, organised to mark the 2012 Cultural Olympiad
Photography’s Vivid Past
Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present, National Gallery, London and Shoot! Existential Photography, The Photographers' Gallery, London. Artist Richard Learoyd recently described contemporary photography as a "regressive medium" whose technological innovation, ironically, has led it "back to a sort of Kodak infancy".
Time travel through human mindset. Hiroshi Sugimoto | ORIGINS OF ART
Running over one year at Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, Hiroshi Sugimoto explores the Origin of Art from four perspectives: Science, Architecture, History and Religion
Hiroshi Sugimoto: End of Time
The first comprehensive retrospective of Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto's work to take place in his homeland, Japan, opened in September 2005 at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Running until 9 January 2006, the Mori exhibit focuses on Sugimoto's photographic work from the 1970s to the present and includes the world premiere of his 'Colours of Shadow'; a new series of colour photographs highlighting the changing light in Sugimoto's studio.