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Ulla Von Brandenburg: Sweet Feast at Whitechapel Gallery Free


This major new film and sculptural commission by multidisciplinary Franco-German artist Ulla von Brandenburg (b. 1974, Karlsruhe, Germany), takes previous Whitechapel Gallery exhibition Sweets (1973) as its inspiration. The exhibition marked Britain's entry into the European Common Market and featured confectionary from nine countries of the enlarged EU community. At the close of the show, children were invited to sample a selection of sweets. In their enthusiasm, they devoured the exhibition. Von Brandenburg will film a re-enactment of this unexpected feast with the participation of 100 children from local primary school, Arnhem Wharf. The collaboration with the school enabled von Brandenburg to initiate timely conversations with the children about our current changing relationship with the European Union and shared food culture issues and histories. Von Brandenburg is also making a new immersive and colourful seating structure, which playfully aligns the audience with the film's protagonists. Ulla von Brandenburg, who lives and works in Paris, was nominated for the Marcel Duchamp prize in 2016, reflecting her work as one of the most innovative contemporary artists in France.


Adult Ticket FREE

Venue Details & Map

Whitechapel Art Gallery

80-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX
0207522 7888
Public transport:
Exit Aldgate East tube station and the gallery is next door.

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