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Exhibition Histories Talks: Guy Brett

19 sep 2013
Public talk
Whitechapel Gallery, London.

We are pleased to announce the third in our series of talks analysing and contextualising exhibitions through the personal accounts of the curators responsible, co-organised with the Whitechapel Gallery in London. On Thursday 19 September 2013 Guy Brett will be in conversation with Whitechapel’s archive curator Nayia Yiakoumaki.

Area Bolide 1, 1967, Area Boldie 2, 1967 and Caetano-Gill Tent, 1969, as part of the installation Éden, 1969; installation view, ‘Hélio Oiticica: Whitechapel Experience’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1969. Photograph: John Goldblatt. (c) César and Claudio Oiticica. Courtesy Projeto Helio Oiticica

Each talk takes the form of a focused discussion between a member of the Afterall or Whitechapel Gallery team and the curator of an exhibition or series of exhibitions. Guy Brett and Nayia Yiakoumaki will address questions about the seminal 1969 exhibition ‘Hélio Oiticica: Whitechapel Experience’, which conceived the gallery as a ‘total environment’, offering the spectator a series of sensorial encounters.

Exhibition Histories Talks: Guy Brett
Thursday 19 September 19:00–20:30

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Tickets: £8.00 (Concessions £6.00). For more information email events[at]

To purchase tickets visit the Whitechapel Gallery website.

This event is a collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London and part of the Exhibition Histories research and publication project, developed by Afterall in association with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; and Van Abbemuseum.

The Exhibition Histories series is distributed by Koenig Books, London.

View video recording here.