Staging Jackson Pollock: public lecture

The Whitechapel Gallery’ Jackson Pollock exhibition in 1958 has long been accorded a special place in the history of art as a catalyst for change in the British art and design scene. The “Staging Jackson Pollock” exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery Archive revisited that historical moment and Trevor Dannatt's role in making it happen through his constructivist exhibition designs. (University of Greenwich FLAS, 2019)

In March 2019, Trevor Dannatt and Nayia Yiakoumaki—archive curator and the Archive at Whitechapel Gallery— delivered a public lecture at the University of Greenwich. They talked about how the exhibition design of Dannatt inspired that of many others who came after. And how the new exhibition at the Whitechapel wants to celebrate his innovative design with a fresh approach to curating.

Picture from the talk with Trevor Dannatt and Nayia Yiakoumaki

Picture from the talk with Trevor Dannatt and Nayia Yiakoumaki

Summertime 9A  (1948). Installation shot, Staging Jackson Pollock, Whitechapel Gallery. London

Summertime 9A (1948). Installation shot, Staging Jackson Pollock, Whitechapel Gallery. London


Bibliography:

University of Greenwich - Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences on Eventbrite. (2019). Spring - Term (2019) Public Lecture Series. [online] Available at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-term-2019-public-lecture-series-tickets-55769480016# [Accessed 7 May 2019].