Footage of the fatally destructive, such as the Hiroshima bombings and 9/11 attacks, are being displayed alongside images of domestic demolitions, like Robert Burley’s “Demolition of Buildings 64 and 69” which captures the moment two Kodak Park buildings in New York are reduced to clouds of dust.
Magazine spreads, film footage, press photos and even postcards all feature in this fascinating collection of works by over thirty artists and photographers. These include Gerhard Richter, Sophie Ristelhueber, Mona Kuhn and Jeff Wall.
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to Sunday: 11am-6pm; Thursdays: 11am-9pm; Closed Mondays
June 07 - September 03