Join Whitechapel Gallery staff for an audio-described tour of the major exhibition ‘Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium’, which brings together a new generation of artists who represent the body in radical ways to tell stories and explore vital social concerns. Presenting for the first time this new direction in painting, the exhibition features ten painters at the heart of this zeitgeist: Michael Armitage, Cecily Brown, Nicole Eisenman, Sanya Kantarovsky, Tala Madani, Ryan Mosley, Christina Quarles, Daniel Richter, Dana Schutz and Tschbalala Self.
Image Credits: Michael Armitage, Kampala Suburb, Oil on Lubugo bark cloth, 196 x 150 cm, Private Collection, London.
Image Description: In Michael Armitage’s painting titled ‘Kampala Suburb’, the silhouette of two men share a tender kiss. Washes of cool, earthy tones describe the two figures, their heads turned towards each other, an arm of one extended as if reaching towards the hand of the other. Behind the two figures, a gestural mark seems to take the form of a figure who watches through an open doorway. Above the pair, the interior of the room is bordered with tiny detailed depictions of pineapples and figures holding rifles; a possibly historical depiction of violence and persecution.