First Thursdays: Our highlights for the East End’s free late night arty party

Posted at 9:30 am, November 3, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

On the first Thursday of every month, the East End comes alive with art action. Galleries stay open after hours and put on special events where the booze (more often than not) flows. To help you navigate through the wealth of exhibitions, here are a few shows which we reckon are well worth a visit.

Wilhelm Sasnal, 'Kacper', 2009 - © the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London

Check out the paintings and films of largely unknown Wilhelm Sasnal at the Whitechapel Gallery.CCTV, China, Beijing, 2011. - © OMA, Courtesy Barbican Art Gallery

Visionary architect Rem Koolhaas’ OMA/Progress show at the Barbican Centre is a biggie.

John Stark, In Times of Exactness and Uncertainty, Oil on Wood Panel

John Stark at Charlie Smith is good to stop off at for a pint at the Reliance pub if you get thirsty on your cultural pilgrimage.

Joan Jonas at Wilkinson gallery

Stop into the Wilkinson Gallery to see New York ’70s video and performance artist Joan Jonas’s filmic retelling of a medieval myth.

'Bathwomb, Uncertain States' - Photomonth, © Eti Wade @ East Gallery

East London photography festival Photomonth still has lots of great exhibitions to see.

Rebecca Warren, installation view at Maureen Paley Gallery, 2011 - Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

See Rebecca Warren’s new bodily sculptural works at Maureen Paley.

For more inspiration, see firstthursdays.co.uk.

 

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