Wish You Were Here...? Whitechapel Group Exhibition 2023
We were delighted to announce our summer group exhibition, Wish You Were Here…?, a multi-disciplinary show celebrating contemporary cartography and the paraphernalia of travel, exploring the way we traveled then and how we discovered the world in the past.
Paying homage to the long-running ITV travel show, Wish You Were Here…?, the exhibition took a playful look at holidaying and travel escapism, as we sought to re-engage with the wonders of the post-pandemic world.
Just as the ITV show invited audiences to be virtually transported to exotic locations from the comfort of their living room, ‘Wish You Were Here…?’ encouraged visitors to indulge their sense of adventure and imagination. Through the eyes of 27 curatorially-selected artists, viewers could contemplate our innate human desire to travel and explore.
But as the way we travel changed, with environmental concerns redefining how, when, and where we took our holidays, 'Wish You Were Here…?’ was, in many ways, an exploration of holidaying itself - touching on themes such as memory and nostalgia, both irrefutably interwoven with how artists approached this complex subject then. Our summer show opened on June 15th at Gallery 46, Whitechapel.
Our Summer Exhibition has captivated art enthusiasts and visitors alike, highlighted by Tabish Khan, Arts editor for The Londonist and featured in 'The Top Exhibitions to See in London Right Now', FAD Magazine. Check out our Preview Catalogue here.
Benjamin Thomas Taylor, Wish You Were Here (Large Metallic), 100 x 80 cm, Giclée print hand finished with Hahnemuhle photo rag metallic paper, Edition of 25
EXHIBITING ARTISTS Claire Brewster, Adam Bridgland, James Burke, Rebecca Coles, Francesca Colussi Cramer, Adam Dant, Ewan David Eason, Ella Freire, Guy Gee, Richard Heeps, Emma Johnson, Dede Johnston, Emily V. Jones, Frank Kiely, Lucinda Metcalfe, Perish The Thought, Loraine Rutt, Lucy Smallbone, Justine Smith, Benjamin Thomas Taylor, Yanko Tihov, Tobias Till, Stephen Walter, David Wightman, Brigitte Williams, Kristjana S. Williams, Cai Yuan.
Gallery 46, 46 Ashfield Street, Whitechapel
London E1 2AJ
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Saturday, June 24, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, June 15 - Saturday, July 1
Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 - 6:00 pm,
Saturday 11:00 - 3:00 pm
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