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February 2020

Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium reopens

February 6 - August 30
Whitechapel Gallery,
77 – 82 Whitechapel High Street
London, E1 7QX United Kingdom
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Since painting was pronounced dead in the 1980s, a new generation of artists has been revitalising the expressive potential of figuration. Charging their vibrant canvases with a social and political undertow, they echo the words of Philip Guston: ‘I got sick and tired of all that Purity. I wanted to tell stories’. The paintings of Daniel Richter (b. 1962, Germany) draw from current events – the migrant crisis or Taliban mythology – as do Michael Armitage’s (b. 1984, Kenya) narratives…

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