The London Open

Whitechapel Gallery

4 July – 14 September 2012

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The London Open is the new incarnation of the Whitechapel's long-standing triennial open submission competition, an event that gave early exposure to artists such as Grayson Perry, Bob & Roberta Smith and Rachel Whiteread.

Take a journey through the full gamut of art practice in the capital, from performance and DIY approaches to kitsch, outsider art and countercultural groups. The exhibition includes Arnaud Desjardin's live printing press, Leigh Clarke's negative casts of masks of political figures often worn during demonstrations, Nicholas Cobb's photographs showing fictitious model riot scenes at Bluewater shopping centre and Pio Abad's work featuring Saddam Hussein's gold taps printed on an imitation Versace silk scarf.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sun, 11am – 6pm (Thu until 9pm)
Closed 24 – 26 Dec

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)