Baby, DHSS Office, Birmingham, 1984 (taken undercover) from the series Beyond Caring
The Whitechapel reminds me a bit of Edinburgh. Everyone knows it exists, everyone knows it’s wonderful, but noone ever seems to go there. When one finally does pay a visit it vastly exceeds expectations.
Such was the case with my visit to the Paul Graham exhibition. This fantastic show displays a breadth of photographic work shot primarily in the US, UK and Japan. Graham has an eye for turning the mundane into the absurd. He captures ordinary moments with such extraordinary honesty that we can instantly recognise the place even if we have never visited there. A Birmingham dole office becomes a familiar scene of British suburban life; a perfectly kept weatherboard house screams of American idealism we all know and loath; and scenes from Belfast are instant reminders of a war we all somehow feel connected to.
If the Whitechapel is on your to-do list now is a good time to tick it off. Read more about Paul Graham at the Whitechapel Gallery / 20 April-19 June 2011
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The South London Gallery is recruiting a Young People’s Web Content Manager for the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project
This innovative co-creation project is focussed around a new contemporary art website designed for and by young people. This is being developed as part of a wider education programme of activities over two years being run in partnership with five key London venues: The South London Gallery, The Hayward Gallery, The Royal Academy, Tate Britain, and The Whitechapel Art Gallery.
The Content Manager is responsible for overseeing all online content generated through the project. Working with the LVYAP Project Manager based at the South London Gallery, you will help to establish a new contemporary art website built for and by young people. Working closely with external facilitation and design agencies you will develop an evolving online resource founded through the expression of young people. You will collaborate closely with the Young People’s Coordinator and those of the four other partner galleries to ensure effective communication of the young people’s programmes through the new website.
It is offered on an initial 12 month contract with possibility of extension for a further 12 months.
The post is part-time with an average of 2.5 days per week on a flexible basis.
The salary is £25,000 pa pro rata.
The deadline for applications is next Thursday 26 August and you can find further details here: http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/3062/Jobs++Opportunities
Further information on the project can be found here: www.louisvuittonyoungartsproject.com
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