The London Open


The London Open: Drape VII, 2012, by Eva Stenram

Triennial exhibition, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 15 July – 6 September
Sculpture, painting, performance, moving image, photography, printmaking, and many other media and practices showcase some of the most dynamic work being made across London in 2015. From a record number of 2,133 applicants, 48 artists have been selected. 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 panes of glass, in an exploration of the world today. Included are a fully functioning fishmonger’s counter, a brick sculpture built on site, and a tense video work of a robotic arm programmed to stab a knife between the artist's fingers.