Exhibition

Whitechapel Gallery Café, 1985 – 2007

15 Dec 2018 – 16 Dec 2018

Regular opening hours

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 21:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Entry is free. Coffee, tea, and pastries will be served for free.

Whitechapel Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Bus: 25, 205, 254
  • Aldgate East / Aldgate
  • Liverpool Street

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An installation by Duchamp & Sons in collaboration with Josh Wright and Guillaume Vandame, Wright & Vandame

About

What do Thomas Hirschhorn, Wolfgang Puck and Madonna have in common? They all spent time in Whitechapel Gallery’s former café – a place where visitors could pause halfway through exhibitions for mini eclairs, smoked salmon or chicken curry with rice.

In 2000, artist Thomas Hirschhorn built a bridge connecting the café to the anarchist bookshop next door; celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck taught cooking classes on soup; and singer Madonna autographed a receipt after a meal of chocolate croissants and tea. The café became a hotspot for music and spoken word performances by local musicians and artists.

Over two months Duchamp & Sons have collaborated with artist duo Wright & Vandame to explore alternative histories, interweaving fact and fiction to create a new installation and timeline.

For one weekend only, Whitechapel Gallery’s former café reopens serving free coffee, archival information and reimagined stories. Visit the space and dine on a meal of truths and lies.

See behind the scenes of the project on Instagramand Twitter @duchampandsons

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