Gillian Wearing at Whitechapel Gallery
Meet curator Daniel Herrmann
Daniel Herrmann is the Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies at the Whitechapel Gallery. He's interviewed here by Fatima Begum, a member of Whitechapel Gallery's young people's forum, Duchamp & Sons. Daniel worked closely with the artist Gillian Wearing on her exhibition - apparently it took three years to plan? Find out why particular works were included and what role colour plays in the exhibition (it's not what you might think.)
Inside the Gillian Wearing exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery
In May 2012 participants from the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project visited Gillian Wearing's exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery. They offer their insights into Gillian's work here - take a listen and find out what they had to say about works including Bully (2010), Signs (1992/1993), Self-Portrait series (2003) and Confess All... (1994)
Dancing in Peckham
In 1994 Gillian Wearing filmed herself dancing alone in Peckham's Aylesham Shopping Centre to music only she could hear in her head. This work is part of the South London Gallery's permanent collection. To coincide with Wearing's survey show at the Whitechapel Gallery in May 2012, the SLG, which is located in Peckham, took Wearing's work out of the gallery and into the local area. The piece was screened in 10 different locations including a housing estate, a cinema, a pub, the library and a certain shopping centre... See the work in situ and hear from Whitechapel Curator Daniel Herrmann why Dancing in Peckham is such an important work.