The Explorers (Part One): V-A-C Foundation, Palazzo delle Zattere, Venice

25 May - 22 October 2018
Group Exhibitions

Two artists and a curator explore masterpieces from the V-A-C Collection.

James Richards and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye | Curated by Iwona Blazwick

V-A-C Foundation The Explorers Part One Photo by Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti.jpg

Curated by Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick, the exhibition revisits and expands four displays from the V-A-C collection, first seen at the Whitechapel Gallery from 2014 to 2015. The Explorers who have brought together remarkable finds from the collection, ranging from ancient African figures to iconic masterpieces of the 20th century, are contemporary artists. Each is a leading exponent of one medium - Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a painter and James Richards is a moving image artist; Mike Nelson is a sculptor; Fiona Banner is a creator of text-based images and installations They have embarked on a journey through the V-A-C collection and present their discoveries in solo displays. Through their unorthodox installations, each artist also transforms each collection display into a new work of art.

With: Karel Appel, Franz Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Nikolay Bakharev, Glenn Brown, Enrico David, Peter Doig, Kees van Dongen, Alberto Giacometti, Piero Golia, Natalia Goncharova, Boris Grigoriev, David Hockney, Gary Hume, Aristarkh Lentulov, Marisa Merz, Oskar Rabin, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Cindy Sherman, Egon Schiele, Chaïm Soutine, Rudolf Stingel, Jaan Toomik, Andy Warhol, Igor Stravinsky.


Opening Reception | Wednesday 23 May 2018 | 5-8pm
V-A-C Foundation, Palazzo delle Zattere, Dorsoduro 1401, Venice
Vaporetto stops: Zattere or San Basilio

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