From abandoned factories to the kitchen table, explore creative corners around the world where the great art of our time was conceived.

Featuring over 100 works by 80 artists around the world, the exhibition takes us to intriguing spaces in Africa, Australasia, South Asia, China, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, and North and South America, exploring the significance of where art is made. And there is a particular focus on the juxtapositions between under-recognised and celebrated artists in Western art.

Art on display reveals the processes and working spaces of modern artists such as Francis Bacon, Louise Bourgeois, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, plus contemporary figures such as Lisa Brice and Kerry James Marshall. Featuring a multimedia display of painting, sculpture, installation and film, the exhibition will observe the studio as a work of art in its own right, in addition to acting as a catalyst for creation. A particular highlight on display is a series of ‘studio corners’, revealing the actual documented environments where great art we all know and love has been produced.

LondonContemporary artModern artFilm & videoPhotographyPaintingPrints & drawingsSculpture

Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, Greater London, E1 7QX

020 7522 7888


Opening times

Tue – Sun, 11am – 6pm (Thu until 9pm).

Booking required

Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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