The London Open 2015 is the Whitechapel Gallery triennial exhibition. Sculpture, painting, performance, moving image, photography, printmaking and many other media and practices showcase some of the most dynamic work being made across the capital in 2015.
From a record number of 2,133 applicants, 48 artists have been selected by a panel of high profile art world figures, including writer and critic Ben Luke, artist Angela de la Cruz, collector Nicoletta Fiorucci, gallerist Jake Millerand Whitechapel Gallery curators Daniel F. Herrmann, Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies and Poppy Bowers, Assistant Curator.
Manual labour and the ways we work is a theme investigated throughout the exhibition. A number of artists use more traditional techniques such as painting and photography whilst others use more unconventional methods from bricklaying to using panes of glass in their practice to explore the world today. The exhibition includes an ice-sculpture by multi-media artist Sam Curtis, a brick sculpture built on site by artist Demelza Watt’sfather and a tense video work by Nelmarie du Preez of a robotic arm programmed by the artist to stab a knife between her fingers.
Paperback, 128 pages, 210 x 148 mm
First published 2015.