Coinciding with his solo exhibition at the newly renovated Hayward Gallery in London, White Cube Bermondsey presents German photographer Andreas Gursky’s Rückblick (2015).
Known for his provocative and ambitious works, He Xiangyu is part of a generation of conceptual artists in China who use a range of media to articulate cultural and social concerns. His new work looks at the processes of exchange between the border of China and North-Korea, which is near his hometown. In the Auditorium, White Cube presents screenings of 'The Swim' (2016), He Xiangyu's feature-length film which premièred at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in February 2017.
Eddie Peake 'Concrete Pitch'
White Cube Bermondsey is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Eddie Peake, featuring new paintings, sculpture, installation and sound. Peake will be working and performing in the gallery throughout the show.
The exhibition takes its title, ‘Concrete Pitch’, from the bare, concrete recreation ground in Finsbury Park in North London, where Peake grew up. The pitch served as a playground, a sports field, a stage for encounters and dramas, and a meeting place for people of every age, class and ethnicity from the surrounding area.
For the duration of the exhibition, the concrete expanse of White Cube’s South Gallery becomes Peake’s stage. There, he orchestrates his drama of the everyday, creating a rich portrait of his childhood neighbourhood as a microcosm of London.
A new sculpture, titled Stroud Green Road, is named after the area’s main high street, which links Seven Sisters Road and Crouch Hill, and carries objects Peake gathered from local shops, abstract sculptures in jesmonite, speakers and DJ equipment. The metal structure reverberates with deep, low sounds collaged from field recordings and looped compositions.
During the exhibition Peake will be based in the gallery, following a simple daily routine. DJs from koollondon.com will join him, broadcasting an online radio show for the duration. Formerly known as Kool FM, the station was the leading pirate radio station of the 1990s, broadcasting from East London’s tower blocks and providing the soundtrack to Peake's adolescence.