Gillian Wearing 

28. Mar - 17. Jun 12 / ended Whitechapel Gallery

£9.50/7.50 concessions

Exhibition | New Media | London


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Gillian Wearing Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say HELP, 1992-3 C-type print mounted on aluminium Dimensions variable © the artist Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Gillian Wearing Signs that say what you want them to say and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say HELP, 1992-3 C-type print mounted on aluminium Dimensions variable © the artist Courtesy Maureen Paley, London



The films and photographs of British artist Gillian Wearing (b. Birmingham, 1963) explore our public personas and private lives. This Turner Prize winner’s remarkable works draw on fly-on-the-wall documentaries, reality TV and the techniques of theatre, to explore how we present ourselves to the world.

Wearing’s portraits and mini-dramas reveal a paradox, given the chance to dress up, put on a mask or act out a role, the liberation of anonymity allows us to be more truly ourselves.
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