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#WhiteCube wishes #DamianOrtega a very happy birthday! Images: 1.-3. Damián Ortega, ‘Planing’, 2018 © Damián Ortega. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick ) 4. Portrait by Yvonne Venegas. Courtesy of the artist

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Happy birthday, #DanhVo ! #WhiteCube is pleased to present a major solo exhibition of new sculpture and installation by Danh, opening on 11 September. Featuring work conceived in his home in rural Germany during recent months, this exhibition continues the artist’s in-depth exploration of issues surrounding personal and collective identities, history, society and politics, as well as highlighting the flowing continuum of the life and practice of the artist and his friends. Image: Danh Vo studio, photo by Nick Ash

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#TOMORROWLONDON : Meet Ella McVeigh (MA Painting, Royal College of Art )⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 💫What inspires or motivates you?⁣ EM: Lots of things. Seeing art, talking to people. Books, fiction, art books, books of photographs. Making paintings.⁣ ⁣ ✏️Describe yourself:⁣ EM: I have always lived in London and I am planning to stay here.⁣ ⁣ 📚 What made you study art?⁣ EM: I saw some great paintings and I realised I wanted to paint too.⁣ ⁣ 🎨How have you adapted your studio practice over the past 4 months?⁣ EM: The paintings are smaller and more awkward.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ @ella .mcveigh is included in Week 4 of ‘Tomorrow: London’, an online exhibition featuring 20 MA and MFA graduates from #CentralSaintMartins , #Goldsmiths , #RoyalCollegeofArt , #RoyalAcademySchools and #SladeSchoolofFineArt .⁣⁣ ⁣ 🔗Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Images: 1. ‘Big Fleas Have Little Fleas’, 2019, 3. Ella McVeigh. 4. ‘Big Fish Eat Little Fish’, 2019. 5. Studio. © the artist

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#TOMORROWLONDON : Meet Olga Ulmann (MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths )⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🎨How have you adapted your studio practice over the past 4 months?⁣⁣ OU: Creating a home-studio: downsizing to apartment-friendly sculptures and enjoying making ‘bedroom art’... not so much spraying paint in the bathroom.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 💫What inspires or motivates you?⁣⁣ OU: The world itself, for the good and the bad.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📚 What made you study art?⁣⁣ OU: It makes the most sense to me – nothing else feels as liberating.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔒 What is the most standout experience for you during lockdown?⁣⁣ OU: Realising how fragile our world is and how much we actually need each other.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ @studio_ulmann is included in Week 4 of ‘Tomorrow: London’, an online exhibition featuring 20 MA and MFA graduates from  #CentralSaintMartins#Goldsmiths#RoyalCollegeofArt#RoyalAcademySchools  and  #SladeSchoolofFineArt .⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🔗Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Images: 1. ‘Lenin’s Podium’, 2019. 3. Olga Ulmann. 4. ‘Human Quilts - as in invisible female labour - nobody knows I am also working class’. 2019 5. ‘Clinamen and Skulptiere (Clinamen and Sculptural Animals )’, 2020. © the artist.

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#TOMORROWLONDON : Meet Sholto Blissett (MA Painting, Royal College of Art )⁣ ⁣ 📚 What made you study art?⁣ SB: I found painting was the medium through which I could best examine humanity's place in nature.⁣ ⁣ 🎨How have you adapted your studio practice over the past 4 months?⁣ SB: I have returned to my formal garden series which has been lent new meaning by the context of lockdown.⁣ ⁣ 💫Who inspires or motivates you?⁣ SB: My two main inspirations are Fredric Edwin Church and Claude Lorraine among others. ⁣ ⁣ 🔒 What is the most standout experience for you during lockdown?⁣ SB: Cycling through the deserted streets of central London. It was a valuable experience that provided moments of genuine inspiration.⁣ ⁣ 🔗Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.⁣ ⁣ @sholto .blissett.art is included in Week 4 of ‘Tomorrow: London’, an online exhibition featuring 20 MA and MFA graduates from #CentralSaintMartins , #Goldsmiths , #RoyalCollegeofArt , #RoyalAcademySchools and #SladeSchoolofFineArt .⁣⁣ ⁣ Images: 1. Sholto Blissett. 3. ‘Garden of Hubris’, 2020, photo © Theo Christelis. 4&6: Studio. 5: ‘Garden of Hubris II’, 2018, photo © Theo Christelis. © the artist.

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Last Chance: #PeterSchuyff at White Cube Mason’s Yard, closing this Saturday.⁣ ⁣ The artist’s first comprehensive show in London includes large-scale acrylic paintings produced during the 1980s. During this period, Peter’s artistic language evolved from loose figuration to abstraction, creating large-format geometric works characterised by their accomplished use of colour and subtle manipulation of tones.⁣ ⁣ 🔗 Click the link in our bio to plan your visit and book tickets. Admission is free.⁣ ⁣ Image: 'Peter Schuyff', White Cube Mason's Yard. 13 March – 8 August 2020. © the artist. Photo © White Cube (Theo Christelis )

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#WhiteCube wishes #MagnusPlessen a very happy birthday! Image: Magnus Plessen, Untitled (Fig. 12 ), 2020 © the artist. Courtesy White Cube

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DON'T MISS: 'Theaster Gates. Black Chapel' at  #HausderKunst in  #Munich , closing 16 August 2020.⁣⁣ ⁣ Originally commissioned by curator #OkwuiEnzewor , Black Chapel was conceived for the monumental Middle Hall at Haus der Kunst.⁣⁣ ⁣ Responding to the museum’s architecture, the multipartite installation explores the legacy of the  #JohnsonPublishingCompany archives and how these images have contributed to shaping the aesthetic and cultural language of contemporary African American identity.⁣⁣ ⁣ Alongside the exhibition, Haus der Kunst is hosting a three-day film series titled 'Blackness & Cinema' from 6 - 8 August, which draws on the central themes of 'Black Chapel'. Visit the museum's website for more details.⁣⁣ ⁣ Images: ‘Theaster Gates. Black Chapel’, Haus der Kunst, Munich. 25 October 2019 - 19 July 2020. Installation View. 1-2. Photo © Connolly Weber; 3. Photo Jens Weber. All images: © Theaster Gates.

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‘Animals inhabit [Michael Armitage’s] paintings with as insistent a presence as humans. […] Dogs, lizards, snakes, owls, hornbills and wide-eyed bush babies all play a part, as living creatures and as phantasmic beings with mythical associations.’  – Roger Malbert, ‘Michael Armitage’ (South London Gallery, 2017 ).⁣ ⁣ Throughout Michael Armitage’s work, animals take on a mythical role as agents and subjects of metamorphosis, sexual deviants or chorus-like observers of human behaviours.⁣ ⁣ Don’t miss #MichaelArmitage ’s #WhiteCube online exhibition 'Another's Tongue', which runs until 16th August.⁣ ⁣ 🔗 Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.⁣ ⁣ Images: 1. ‘Study (Python in Hand )’, 2020; 2. ‘Bats’, 2019; 3. 'Untitled', 2018 4. Study (Hyenas Attacking Old Leopard ), 2020; 5. ‘Untitled’, 2018; 6. ‘Study (Rock Hyrax )’, 2019. All images © the artist. Courtesy White Cube (Theo Christelis ).

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OPENING NEXT WEEK: 'Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition' opens at  #ReykjavikArtMuseum on 6 August 2020. The exhibition is an extensive overview of the artists' career, spanning over five decades.⁣ ⁣ Curated by  #HansUlrichObrist and  #DanielBirnbaum , the show was previously displayed at  #LumaArles , France;  #Modernamuseet in Stockholm,  #AstrupFearnley in Oslo; and  #LumaWestbau and  #KunsthalleZurich in Switzerland.

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Last Chance: #TraceyEmin 'I Thrive on Solitude, closing on Sunday. The paintings in Tracey’s online exhibition were created during the UK’s recent months lockdown, and whilst on the brink of moving out of her London home of twenty years. The memories and her sense of belonging, coupled with feelings of anticipation and the prospect of adventure, coalesce in these works. ‘The paintings move from one house to the next, like a channel through my mind’, Tracey has said. 🔗 Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.

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#TheasterGates ' online performance "Whoa de Whoa" is presented by the #GrayCenter , #UniversityofChicago today, 6pm CT / 12am (+1 ) BST.⁣ ⁣ #GraySoundSessions is the Gray Center’s free, streaming weekly music-and-sound series, featuring concerts as well as experiments with form and platform.⁣ ⁣ For the final session in July, Theaster will perform alongside special guests via an #Instragram livestream.⁣ ⁣ Visit the Gray Center’s website to access the performance.

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NOW LIVE: #TomorrowLondon Week 4, featuring London MA and MFA graduates Harminder Judge, Sholto Blissett, Olga Ulmann, Ella McVeigh and Bo Choy. ‘Tomorrow: London’ is a #WhiteCube online exhibition highlighting the work of graduates from #CentralSaintMartins , #Goldsmiths , #RoyalCollegeofArt , #RoyalAcademySchools and #SladeSchoolofFineArt . Each week, works by five artists is featured, concluding with a showcase bringing together all of the exhibited graduates. Exhibition dates: Week 4 (31 July – 6 August ) and final show (7 – 13 August ). 🔗 Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.

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#TOMORROWLONDON : Meet Victoria Cantons (MFA Painting, Slade School of Fine Art )⁣⁣ ⁣ 💫Who inspires or motivates you?⁣⁣ VC: I look to my peers on social media and to my art heroes: Velazquez, Goya, Picasso and Bourgeois. ⁣ ⁣ 📚What made you study art?⁣⁣ VC: Studying art was the opportunity to go deeper into my passion and explore with others the thoughts I have.⁣⁣ ⁣ 🎨How have you adapted your studio practice over the past 4 months?⁣⁣ VC: I’ve had to work at home making small oil sketches, watercolours, gouache and drawings. There’s also been more online research.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ 🎧What are you listening to/reading/watching?⁣⁣ VC: BBC Radio 4 and 6 Music; Robert Storr’s interviews; ‘The Peripheral’ by William Gibson; ‘Big Little Lies’, ‘Succession’ and ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ @victoriacantons is included in Week 3 of ‘Tomorrow: London’, an online exhibition featuring 20 MA and MFA graduates from  #CentralSaintMartins#Goldsmiths#RoyalCollegeofArt#RoyalAcademySchools  and  #SladeSchoolofFineArt .⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ 🔗Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣ Images: 1. ‘The heart wants what the heart wants’ 2019. 3. ‘Don’t be frightened you don’t know what’s coming but don’t be frightened of knowing’, 2020. 4. Victoria Cantons. 5. ‘Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around’, 2019. 6. Studio. © the artist.

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#TOMORROWLONDON : Meet Michael Forbes (MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art )⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 📚 What made you study art?⁣ MF: To develop my thinking and work beyond a Post-Colonial conversation, by engaging with contemporary conversations of racial politics, migration, blackness and whiteness.⁣ ⁣ 💫What inspires or motivates you?⁣ MF: Passion for creativity, art making to externalise my thoughts visually & sculpturally. I’m inspired by a range thinkers and artists.⁣ ⁣ 🎨How have you adapted your studio practice over the past 4 months?⁣ MF: Having a diverse practice allowed me to focus on my photographic / media work, such as editing images, developing publications and animation work. ⁣ ⁣ 🌟What are you most looking forward to as lockdown eases?⁣ MF: Being proactive in making physical work again and seeing a few shows.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ @forbesprojects is included in Week 3 of ‘Tomorrow: London’, an online exhibition featuring 20 MA and MFA graduates from #CentralSaintMartins , #Goldsmiths , #RoyalCollegeofArt , #RoyalAcademySchools and #SladeSchoolofFineArt .⁣⁣ ⁣ 🔗Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.⁣⁣ ⁣ Images: 1&5: ‘Shop… selling the ontology of whiteness I, II and III’, 2020. 3. ‘Michael Forbes, Auto Portrait After Rembrandt, a Black Man in a Baseball Cap and Wig’, 4. ‘Untitled’, 2019-2020. © the artist.

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BABEL: #MelBochner Pioneering conceptual artist Mel Bochner is known for the mordant humour of his text works. The colourful fire-sale slogans of his 2013 enamel on canvas painting ‘Going Out Of Business’ seem particularly dark in the present climate of economic uncertainty. This work is featured in the #WhiteCube online exhibition ‘Babel’, an exploration of the power of language and communication in contemporary art. Section one of the exhibition, titled ‘Loud and Clear’, features work by Mel, #GilbertandGeorge , #SarahMorris and #EddiePeake , which adopt the styles of hoardings, headlines or street signs to deliver a message with force and clarity. 🔗 Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition. Image: Mel Bochner, ‘Going Out Of Business’, 2013 © Mel Bochner. Photo courtesy the artist and Simon Lee Gallery

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Last Chance: #CerithWynEvans ‘No realm of thought… No field of vision’ at White Cube Bermondsey, closing this Saturday.⁣ ⁣ This exhibition foregrounds Cerith’s longstanding exploration of transcendence, translation and perception. Elements such as text, code, light, sound and time are compressed, extended, inverted and multiplied.⁣ ⁣ ‘If the stark, ascetic coda of Cerith Wyn Evans’s sculptures disintegrates under anything it is the sensuality of optics. Diluting the scopic regimes that codify cinematic aesthetics and experience, Evans interlaces scientific, technical, and conceptual art precedents to calibrate an optics whose minimalism belies a sub-structure of translation, nonlinear linguistics, and an appeal for transcendence.’ – Alex Bennett, Flash Art, May 2020.⁣ ⁣ 🔗 Click the link in our bio to plan your visit and book tickets. Admission is free⁣ ⁣ Image: ‘No realm of thought... No field of vision’, White Cube Bermondsey. 7 February – 1 August 2020. © Cerith Wyn Evans. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick )

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#TOMORROWLONDON : Meet Olivia Sterling (MA Painting, Royal College of Art )⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 📚 What made you study art?⁣ OS: I like how art allows you to understand things that you might not have through traditional means. Likewise, it has helped me also understand myself through looking at work made by people similar to me.⁣ ⁣ 💫Who inspires or motivates you?⁣ OS: Listening to other black people and people of colour: Solange, Nina Simone and Munroe Bergdorf. Then also all art students who have had their studio taken away but keep making work.⁣ ⁣ 🎨How have you adapted your studio practice over the past 4 months?⁣ OS: Naturally, the paintings have gotten smaller and I am experimenting on paper more. My palette has started to mimic the colours in my room - reds and yellows. I also now fall asleep with them staring at me, on the opposite wall, so I am with them more than I ever have been. ⁣ ⁣ 🎧What are you listening to/reading/watching?⁣ OS: I’m reading gal-dem’s ‘I Will Not Be Erased’ and ‘Equal Rites’ by Terry Pratchett, and I’m watching ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ and ‘I May Destroy You’. I’m also listening to ‘Friday Night, Saturday Morning’ by The Specials as well as the podcasts ‘Why Won’t You Date Me’, ‘Gossipmongers’, and ‘About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge’.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ @oliviaster is included in Week 3 of ‘Tomorrow: London’, an online exhibition featuring 20 MA and MFA graduates from #CentralSaintMartins , #Goldsmiths , #RoyalCollegeofArt , #RoyalAcademySchools and #SladeSchoolofFineArt .⁣⁣ ⁣ 🔗Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.⁣⁣ ⁣ Images: 1. ‘Belgium Buns’, 2020. 3. Olivia Sterling. 4. ‘Double Cream #6 ’, 2019. 5. ‘Double Cream # 5’, 2019. © the artist.

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#TOMORROWLONDON : Meet Sean Tseng (MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art )⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 📚 What made you study art?⁣ ST: Having a background in communications studies, I found art to be the most challenging but powerful way to express myself.⁣ ⁣ 🎨How have you adapted your studio practice over the past 4 months?⁣ ST: I have started working with materials I can get easily, and found new possibilities in the space I am living in.⁣ ⁣ 💫Who inspires or motivates you?⁣ ST: I appreciate Lee Ufan’s work very much.⁣ ⁣ 🎧What are you listening to/reading? ST: I always find local podcasts really relaxing. At the moment I am reading ‘The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetics, Music, Poetics’.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ @seantzg is included in Week 3 of ‘Tomorrow: London’, an online exhibition featuring 20 MA and MFA graduates from #CentralSaintMartins , #Goldsmiths , #RoyalCollegeofArt , #RoyalAcademySchools and #SladeSchoolofFineArt .⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🔗Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.⁣⁣ ⁣ Images: 1. Sean Tseng. 3. ‘Sea of Tenderness’, 2019. 4. ‘In the Sun, the Quiet, the Rhythm’, 2019. 5. ‘Sway On a Beam of Light’, 2020. © the artist.

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#TOMORROWLONDON : Meet Max Limbu (MFA, Goldsmiths )⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🎨How have you adapted your studio practice over the past 4 months?⁣ ML: I have been in my hometown Damak, Nepal, where I have set up a make-shift studio, at home, to continue my practice. I have spent much of my time amongst the local community, listening to stories of the vegetable vendors and gathering narratives on the effects of government action in the current climate. I have been recording my work on film and in writing.⁣ ⁣ 📚 What made you study art?⁣ ML: I wanted to find a space where I could engage in a constructive discourse and be a part of a community that goes beyond art practice and the institution.⁣ ⁣ 💫What/who inspires or motivates you?⁣ ML: I am motivated by the emergence of a burgeoning youth movement, grassroots activism and community resistance opposed to government policy in Nepal.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ @maximuslimbu is included in Week 3 of ‘Tomorrow: London’, an online exhibition featuring 20 MA and MFA graduates from #CentralSaintMartins , #Goldsmiths , #RoyalCollegeofArt , #RoyalAcademySchools and #SladeSchoolofFineArt .⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ 🔗Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition.⁣⁣ ⁣ Images: 1. ‘Vendors’, still, 2020. 3. Max Limbu 4. ‘Parai’, 2019 5. ‘Usurp’, 2018. © the artist.

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NOW OPEN: #DavidAltmejd 'Body of Origin' Discover #DavidAltmejd 's work in the new #WhiteCube online exhibition ‘Body of Origin’. This non-chronological presentation offers a cosmogony of David’s sculpture, giving an insight into the formation and structure of his creative universe. 🔗 Click the link in our bio to view the exhibition. GIF: David Altmejd, 'Pyramid', 2019 © the artist. Photo © White Cube (Ollie Hammick )

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#INSIDEWHITECUBE : Kaitlin Linton, Lead Receptionist As lockdown in England eases, we want to share what our staff are seeing, thinking and doing this summer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ View our #InstagramStories to see the full feature.

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#WhiteCube Charity Edition: #MichaelArmitage , ‘Dream and Refuge’ (2020 )⁣ ⁣ This seven-colour lithograph shows a woman asleep, wrapped in a printed cloth, and was created with displaced people in mind.⁣ ⁣ Rather than presenting the woman as an object of pity, however, Michael shows her as an individual with a rich interior world, represented by the imagery crowding the outside of the picture space.⁣ ⁣ ‘Dream and Refuge’ was created at The Curwen Studio @thecurwenstudio in London and is built up through seven separate coloured impressions.⁣ ⁣ The edition will raise essential funds for communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organisation Gasworks/ Triangle Network ( @trianglenetwork ) to benefit three charities in #Kenya : Beyond Zero ( @beyondzerokenya ), Ghetto Classics ( @ghettoclassicskenya ) and The Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute (NCAI ) ( @ncai254 ).⁣ ⁣ 🔗 To find out more about the edition and the charities, click the link in our bio or email dreamandrefuge @whitecube .com.⁣ ⁣ Images: 1-3. ‘Dream and Refuge’ (detail ), 2020; 4. ‘Dream and Refuge’, 2020. All images © the artist. Photos © White Cube (Theo Christelis ).

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⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ In 2008, Christian produced ‘Manga Scroll’ – an 18 metre-long graphic score assembled with onomatopoeias found in Japanese manga comic books.⁣ ⁣ Exhibited internationally, it was part of Christian’s solo exhibition ‘Festival’ at the #WhitneyMuseumofAmericanArt in 2010, during which the scroll was vocally interpreted for the first time by five different performers. The following year, Christian invited vocalist Phil Minton to perform the work at #Cafe ́Oto, in Dalston, London.⁣ ⁣ As part of our ‘IN FOCUS’ series, we shared a selection of the artist’s recent performances from around the world.⁣ ⁣ Film by Helen Petts @cafeotodalston © the artist.

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