On the first Thursday of every month, we bring you the latest art exhibitions in East London. Here, we give you our top 5 of what you can check out this evening…
Francoise Dupré: Autre mers (Other seas): The Women’s Library, Old Castle Street, London
Dupré brings a new take on knitting and stitching. No, not a new stitch that’ll transform all your jumpers, but rather, colourful and unique instillations to celebrate women’s creativity.
Alex Chinneck- Fighting Fire with Ice Cream: See Studio, 13 Prince Edward Street, London
Chinneck takes everyday construction materials out of context and created ambitious sculptures. Having time spent time living and working in reclaimed warehouses, it seems apt that Chinneck brings what could be throw-away materials to a new home, and new life.
Josephine Pryde: Embryos & Estate Agents: L’Art de Vivre: Chisenhale Gallery, Chisenhale Road, London
The Chisenhale gallery commissioned this collection of work from Pryde, which features two set of same sized prints, focused around pregnancy and the embryo. This is Pryde’s first solo exhibition in England for six years.
Thomas Struth: Photographs 1978-2010: Whitechapel Gallery, London
This is the first UK survey exhibition for the German artist and displays his photographs of art-awed tourists in various attractions in the world. His works reveal the culture and history beneath the modern world we live in today. The exhibition takes you from Struth’s early black and white prints to his more recent four metre colour photographs.
Judith Kerr: From the Tiger Who Came to Tea to Mog and Pink Rabbit: V&A Museum of Childhood
The retrospective celebrates the drawings of illustrator Judith Kerr, who created some of the most memorable childhood story illustrations. The exhibition not only allows you to view them, but turns the drawings into reality: enjoy tea with a life size tiger, or curl up in Mog’s basket.