Julie Mehretu

15 Sep-5 Nov 2023

White Cube, Bermondsey
London SE1 3TQ


This exhibition will mark Julie Mehretu’s fifth solo presentation at White Cube. One of the most influential artists of her generation, Mehretu’s complex, multi-layered, calligraphic language is acutely attuned to the constant transformation of the political moment. Returning to White Cube’s Bermondsey site for the first time since ‘Liminal Squared’ in 2013, the exhibition will encompass all of the gallery’s spaces and debut three new series of paintings. Two of these series are executed in ink and acrylic on canvas, with the third comprising new work on semi-translucent polyester mesh. Working with imagery originating from current affairs media sources as well as other channels, specific works reference the ongoing war in Ukraine and the US Capitol insurrection of 6 January 2021, Mehretu translates the material to arrive at her own distinctive form of abstraction.