Memory Palace, White Cube Galleries

Featuring more than 90 artworks by over 40 artists, Memory Palace is a major group exhibition extending across White Cube’s London galleries in Bermondsey and Mason’s Yard.

The so called Memory Palace technique is used to remember information by making a journey through a place you know well, like your flat or your neighbourhood. You link information to specific locations that you visit during your imagined walk-through. White Cube picked this title for its major group exhibition to mark the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the gallery. The curatorial concept of the show with almost all White Cube artists seeks to inspire reflections on the forms and themes of memory. For the first time the gallery invited an architect to transform the space by adding metal structures to the galleries’ interiors. The exhibition’s architecture leads the viewer through six aspects of memory: Historical, Autobiographical, Traces, Transcription, Collective and Sensory. Artists include Anselm Kiefer, George Baselitz, Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, Miroslaw Balka, Antony Gormley, Andreas Gursky, Mona Hatoum, Cerith Wyn Evans, Christian Marclay, Beatriz Milhazes, Gabriel Orozco, Haim Steinbach and Imi Knoebel.

Through 2 September 2018
White Cube Bermondsey

Through 15 September 2018
White Cube Mason’s Yard

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Installation view Memory Palace, White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey, Courtesy White Cube Gallery

Installation view Memory Palace, White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey, Courtesy White Cube Gallery

Installation view Memory Palace, White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey, Courtesy White Cube Gallery

Installation view Memory Palace, White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey, Courtesy White Cube Gallery

Installation view Memory Palace, White Cube Gallery, Mason's Yard, Courtesy White Cube Gallery

Installation view Memory Palace, White Cube Gallery, Mason’s Yard, Courtesy White Cube Gallery

Imi Knoebel Ort-Rosa 2013 Acrylic and aluminium 79 1/8 x 103 15/16 x 59 1/16 in. (201 x 264 x 150 cm) © the artist. Photo © Ivo Faber Courtesy White Cube

Imi Knoebel Ort-Rosa 2013 Acrylic and aluminium 79 1/8 x 103 15/16 x 59 1/16 in. (201 x 264 x 150 cm) © the artist. Photo © Ivo Faber Courtesy White Cube

Ibrahim Mahama DAMONGO COCOA 2017 Scrap metal tarpaulin on charcoal jute sacks 92 1/2 x 124 in. (235 x 315 cm) © the artist. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby)

Ibrahim Mahama DAMONGO COCOA 2017 Scrap metal tarpaulin on charcoal jute sacks 92 1/2 x 124 in. (235 x 315 cm) © the artist. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby)

Miroslaw Balka 800 x 9 x 9 2018 Steel and soap 314 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in. (800 x 9 x 9 cm) © Miroslaw Balka. Photo © Ollie Hammick Courtesy White Cube

Miroslaw Balka 800 x 9 x 9 2018 Steel and soap 314 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in. (800 x 9 x 9 cm) © Miroslaw Balka. Photo © Ollie Hammick Courtesy White Cube

Haim Steinbach Untitled (kong, eagle, alien, skull) 2016 Plastic laminated wood shelf; rubber dog chew; wooden Jamaican eagle; vinyl 'Aliens' bust; plastic Gila monster skull 26 x 55 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (66 x 141 x 31.8 cm) © Haim Steinbach. Photo © Christopher Burke, New York

Haim Steinbach Untitled (kong, eagle, alien, skull) 2016 Plastic laminated wood shelf; rubber dog chew; wooden Jamaican eagle; vinyl ‘Aliens’ bust; plastic Gila monster skull 26 x 55 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (66 x 141 x 31.8 cm) © Haim Steinbach. Photo © Christopher Burke, New York