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spacer Press Release: The Street - Nedko Solakov
30 March - 18 May / Preview opening, 30 March 2-4pm
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2 April – 9 May, Preview opening, 2 April, 6.30 – 9pm
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22 May - 13 July / Preview opening, 22 May 6.30 – 9pm
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Thurs 6 March, 8.30 - late

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13 February – 30 March 2008
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4 February 2008
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January 2008
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3 January 2008
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January 2008
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12 December 2007 – 20 January 2008
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22 May 2008
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July 2008

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July 2008
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  Whitechapel Laboratory
For the 18-month construction phase of the Gallery’s expansion the Whitechapel becomes the Whitechapel Laboratory – with exhibitions, live music, poetry, talks, film and events.

Wang Jianwei & Ali Kazma
9 July – 17 August, Preview Opening 9 July, 6.30 - 9pm
One of China's best-known conceptual artists, Wang Jianwei uses video to explore the presence of history and relationships of power within China's changing social and economic background. Jianwei’s broad, panoramic chronicles of contemporary society are shown alongside Ali Kazma’s closely-observed films of skilled labourers – from artisans to doctors and factory workers – whose activities involve the protection, repair and maintenance of both the human body and social well-being.

The Street
The Street is the Whitechapel Gallery’s major year-long programme of site specific artist’s commissions focusing on and around Wentworth Street (home to Petticoat Lane Market) in East London.

Shimabuku
17 July – 7 September. Preview Opening 17 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm.
Berlin-based artist Shimabuku creates a new commission in and around the shops and cafes of Wentworth Street. Titled Album, it incorporates a retrospective of his previous work alongside a new work created in direct response to the area. Originally from Japan, Shimabuku works with places and people to create humorous and uplifting works about everyday life. Working across a variety of formats, he is interested in excavating myths, traditions and hidden histories by reviving them in contemporary culture.

Notes for Editors
• Every Thursday the Whitechapel continues to open late until 9pm with talks and events, live music and poetry, and every Friday evening presents the cream of the latest music talent live in the Whitechapel Café/Bar. The Whitechapel also continues its pioneering Education and Community projects with partners and venues across East London throughout this period.
• The Whitechapel’s expansion will double gallery space and triple capacity for local schools and communities, providing public access for the first time to the 100-year old Whitechapel archive. The plans also include a street level restaurant, expanded bookshop, and full access for disabled visitors. The expanded Whitechapel is due to open in spring 2009.
• The major funders for the Whitechapel’s expansion include: Heritage Lottery Fund; London Borough of Tower Hamlets; Arts Council England; London Development Agency; European Regional Development Fund; Cityside Regeneration; Clore Duffield Foundation; The Foyle Foundation; The Garfield Weston Foundation; City Bridge Trust.

Visitor Information
Via a new visitor entrance at Angel Alley during the 18-month construction phase of the Gallery’s expansion open Weds – Sun 11am – 6pm. Thursdays until 9pm. Admission free.
Whitechapel, Whitechapel High Street London E1. Nearest tube Aldgate East. www.whitechapel.org T +44 (0) 20 7522 7888

For further press information please contact
Rachel Mapplebeck
T: + 44 (0)20 7522 7880
M: 07811 456806
E: RachelMapplebeck@whitechapel.org
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