Our top go-to galleries for the late finishers right now
Late finishes happen in this world of work; a given.
Wrapping up past the six o’clock mark shouldn’t mean you’ve missed out on the plethora of cultural opportunities London has to offer, though. For those not already aware, there’s a mid-week twilight nightlife that is worth keeping your tired eyes open for all over the city.
Seeing as The Whitechapel Gallery have covered all bases on the First Thursdays front, we thought we’d offer up a few exhibitions on at the moment that are deserving of attention (and a little easier to find):
The Hull of a Large Ship , The Barbican
As Europe’s biggest all-things-art space, the Barbican is a first class culture stamp on London’s skyline. Just like an iceberg, the Barbican Art Centre’s enormity lies below street level. So it’s only fitting that they have a tiny exhibition to showcase the 1968 massive architectural proposals.
The Hull of a Large Ship exhibits unpublished drawings, photographs and models – selected by 5 contemporary architects – to make our big bellied creative hub the cultural feat we can appreciate today.
Showing: 18th May- 11th November 2018. Free Entry. Late nights: Every Thursday until 10pm.
Joan Jonas, The Tate Modern
The Tate Modern is currently holding the largest collection of Joan Jonas’ work in the U.K.
New York born Jonas is renowned for her dominating affect on contemporary art in the last five decades. Jonas brings together a new wave of artistic interpretation all the while holding hands with an ever evolving creative interpretation of her own art.
Jonas’ visual offerings are worth spectating, her sounds are worth hearing and her performances are, without a doubt, absolutely worth diving head first into.
Showing: 14th March- 5th August 2018. Entry fee: £13. Late nights: Every Friday and Saturday until 10pm.
Killed Negatives: Unseen Images of 1930’s America, Whitechapel Gallery
A photography exhibition with a central focus on a eerie black dot stamped right through the centre of each photo? The Whitechapel Gallery are looking at things differently this Summer.
Roy. E. Stryker headed up the historic photographic depiction of American rural poverty after the Great Depression. With each rejected photo, Stryker punched a hole in the negative as a means of making a final selection of photos. Luckily for us, when collated and curated in The Whitechapel Gallery, such a direct process of elimination paints another accumulative picture of its own.
Showing: 16th May – 26th August. Free Entry. Late nights: Every Thursday until 9pm.