January 24, 2021
Whitechapel Gallery Archive, School Groups at the Eva Hesse Exhibition, 1979
In need of some Sunday reading? We’ve got you covered. Inspired by a visit to Whitechapel Gallery’s current exhibition Exercising Freedom: Encounters with Art, Artists and Communities, which documents the gallery’s education programme from 1979 to ’89, Emily Gosling reflects on the community-based role of the gallery. As “access to the arts is thoroughly dependent on not just educational and socioeconomic factors, but on cultural background too,” she writes, could gallery programmes be the missing link in encouraging diversity and inclusion in art? Click here to read the full story.