This Is How We Bite Our Tongue

77-82 Whitechapel High Street

Abandoned Swimming Pool
£9.50-13
Aldgate East
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The abandoned pool at the Whitechapel Gallery tells the story of a formerly beautiful civic space slowly falling into disrepair under Thatcherite government fuckery. The empty carcass represents the lost dreams of a generation, and is now being reverted back to its former glory as part of a redevelopment of private luxury flats. This fictional story might have been devised by Elmgreen and Dragset - the finest Scandinavian duo since Alphabeat - but set in a rapidly gentrifying Whitechapel, this tale is all too common. Expect this playfully deep insight from the artists to continue across three galleries in which sculptures tackle social and sexual politics, and the invisible power structures embedded in designs all around us. Estimated dwell time: 1 hour

Tickets: £9.50-13

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