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25 May 2010

See some art at the White Cube, Hoxton Square

Whilst the original White Cube was set up by art dealer Jay Jopling in 1993 in Duke Street,a second gallery open on Hoxton Square in April 2000, and remains open today. Like Shoreditch and Hoxton as a whole, this gallery is synonymous with the Young British Artists movement. It has hosted shows by the likes of local residents Gilbert and George, and also Damien Hirst, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Antony Gormley.

Housed in a 1920s light industrial building at the Southern end of the square, the gallery was designed by MRJ Rundell and Associates, and has a large uninterrupted exhibition space downstairs, and a smaller upstairs area.

Your author used to live right behind the White Cube, and as such it was his 'local' when it came to art galleries. In his, uneducated, opinion the exhibitions were patchy. Sometimes excellent, sometimes rubbish, but always free. Readers should consider, however, that art is subjective, so they may love or hate it all.

Nowadays, the gallery is one of two White Cubes, with a newer sister gallery in West London, but your author will save that one for another post. For more, see http://www.whitecube.com/



  1. love your blog! i live in the states but have visited london in 2007 and fell in love with the city! your blog reminds of the places i saw and would like to see on my next visit. keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks connie. I'm trying as hard as I can to be good at it!