If you’re a fan of contemporary modern art then there is no better place to visit than the White Cube Gallery in Bermondsey. The gallery itself has a super sleek, modern and minimalistic interior making it the perfect platform to showcase the chosen artists works. Whilst in the area make sure you squeeze in some time to visit the array of funky cafes, restaurants and shops – we promise you’ll not be disappointed.
The following exhibition is no longer running, visit White Cube for more info on current and upcoming exhibitions.
CERITH WYN EVANS
Neon Forms – 9 x 9 x 9, Bermondsey
A collection of white neon suspended from the ceiling by black cables, stretching nearly the whole vertical length of the gallery space – this is truly an impressive structure. Each piece of neon arcs, twists or stretches out in its own individual way causing variations of chaotic clusters and individual lines – the artist describes it as a ‘zone for meditation and a place for reverie’.
ANN VERONICA JANSSENS
North Gallery, Bermondsey
Janssen is known for her conceptual work with light which we discovered from her previous immersive exhibit at the Wellcome Collection: ‘Yellowpinkblue’. Her exhibit at the White Cube Gallery, similarly explores spatio-temporal experiences and the limits of perception through precise installation and minimal sculpture. She transforms common materials and shapes with the use of scale, colour and placement to expose optical or spatial contexts and shift perceptual understanding – this exhibit is an Instagrammers dream!
Play Time – South Galleries, Bermondsey
Damian Ortega’s unique sculptures display various items such as a clock-like mechanism pulled apart and laid out side-by-side as separate components; on the walls across he includes diagrams showing how you might re-assemble these broken up items. He includes dot-to-dot drawings and incomplete colour by number images. These pieces are Ortega’s process of pulling things apart to understand how they work focusing on life matters such as exposing the tragedy of missing persons.
‘Science aspires to know everything… art pursues exactly the opposite: the subjectivity, the single phenomenon, the analysis of particularities, the facts in their context, personal experiences. Art is un-learning process.’
Damián Ortega, 2016
| White Cube, 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
| Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm
| Current Exhibition: Now – 12th November 2017
| Tel: 0207 930 5373
| Closest tube: Bermondsey