John Divola | Whitechapel Gallery

June 7 - September 3, 2017


Installation view of A Handful of Dust, Whitechapel Gallery, 2017
Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery, London
Photo: Stephen White

David Campany, curator of the exhibition A Handful of Dust, will be leading a free tour tracing the cultural significance of dust and its relationship to photography on Thursday, July 20th at 6:30pm in the Whitechapel Gallery.

The show is a speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction and natural disasters to urban decay, domestic dirt and forensics. The exhibition features works by over 30 artists and photographers including John Divola, Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Robert Filliou, Mona Kuhn, Man Ray, Gerhard Richter, Sophie Ristelhueber, Aaron Siskind, Shomei Tomatsu, Jeff Wall and Nick Waplington alongside magazine spreads, press photos, postcards and film clips.

Click here to read the Guardian article on the exhibition.