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Whitechapel agenda - Aubrey Williams

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1998
Published by: Whitechapel
Year published: 1998
Number of pages: 8

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Gallery guide produced to accompany concurrent Whitechapel exhibitions by Peter Doig (Lower Gallery) and Aubrey Williams (New & Upper Galleries). As well as providing introductions to both artists’ work, the guide contains full details of accompanying events, such as talks, films, and other activities, such as Aubrey Williams day. Illustrated throughout, a detail of a work by Williams appears on the cover of the publication.

From the introduction to Williams’ exhibition (pages 4 and 5): “One of the most original post-war British artists, Williams drew from a spectrum of cultural influences in his paintings, including classical music, Pre-Columbian iconography, tropical birds and astronomy. This is the first retrospective of his work in this country and is organised by the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA) and Whitechapel Art Gallery. It spans his early career including his two major series - the Shostakovich and Olmec-Maya paintings.”

The brochure made mention of “A selection of works on paper are also showing at the October Gallery from 25 June - 1 August [1998]”

This free guide was a very useful introduction to Williams’ work, for those visitors to the exhibition who were unable, unwilling, or not interested in purchasing the substantial catalogue that accompanied the exhibition. “A substantial monograph published by inIVA, is available, with contributions by critic Guy Brett, exhibition curator Andrew Dempsey, Caribbean art researcher Anne Walmsley and Guyanese artist and anthropologist Denis Williams. (120pp, c. 70 clour & 20 b&w images, £17.50)”

Related people

»  Peter Doig

Born, 1962 in Edinburgh

»  Aubrey Williams

Born, 1926 in Georgetown, Guyana. Died, 1990

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Whitechapel Art Gallery

London, United Kingdom