We would like to pay tribute to our dear friend and colleague Ian White who died on the 26th of October 2013 following a long illness.
As an artist, writer, curator and teacher Ian had a prolific output. In London, his experimental art and film programming helped build the foundations of the progressive arts venue The Horse Hospital; he was Adjunct Film Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery and a regular contributor to the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.
Ian worked closely with LUX, the artists’ moving image agency. Alongside producing many programmes and events, Ian helped devise, and, since 2007, ran LUX’s groundbreaking Associate Artist Programme. Ian worked as a guide and mentor to many artists and in recent years established his own art practice, often working in collaboration, as a performer and exhibitor.
In 2010 Ian created the performance piece ‘Interim’ with Emily Roysdon for Chisenhale Gallery’s Interim programme. His close friendship and dialogue with our director Polly Staple over many years also meant that his influence is felt throughout the whole Chisenhale Gallery programme.
Ian was a truly brilliant man: intelligent, uncompromising, generous and inspiring. He will be greatly missed. The loss to the artistic community in London and beyond is significant. We send our love and condolences to Ian’s family and friends.
Many tributes to Ian have been posted online and are testimony to - to quote Emily Roysdon - Ian’s force, and the force with which he connected with others.
Please click here to go to the LUX website to read obituaries and tributes.
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