The Explorers, Part One
James Richards and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
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.