We're delighted to introduce Mythic Time / Tens of Thousands of Rememberings, a collaborative exhibition between artist Lina Iris Viktor and the Museum, which will be on view for the second half of 2024.

Lina’s work unearths connections across time and cultures, from ancient Egypt to medieval illumination and indigenous Australian art. In bringing together these connections, she mirrors Soane’s own eclectic approach to collecting objects from varied cultures and time periods. Viktor’s sculptural works, made especially for this exhibition, will be interspersed throughout the Museum, introducing new presences and memories into Soane’s former home.

Spanning sculpture, painting, photography and gilding, Viktor’s practice explores the complexities of time, memory and historic traditions. Both her sculptural works and paintings employ ancient, elemental materials, from bronze and ceramic to wood and silk, drawing on their primal, timeless qualities, as well as their formal characteristics.

The fusion of motifs, materials and fragments of time across Viktor’s work and the Soane collection imbues the Museum with new layers of memory, immersing audiences in a Mythic Time of Viktor’s own creation.

An exhibition publication will be available from October 2024, published by Sir John Soane’s Museum, and will include contributions by Ekow Eshun, Ben Okri and exhibition curator Louise Stewart.

Curious to learn more directly from the artist? Join Lina in conversation with Artistic Director of the Walther Collection, Renée Mussai, in a special evening opening of the Museum and exhibition on Thursday 11 July; more information here.

Mythic Time / Tens of Thousands of Rememberings follows Lina Iris Viktor’s debut solo show at Pilar Corrias, London, which opened on 5 June.

Image: a detail of Lina Iris Viktor's Constellations VII, 2018-19, courtesy of the artist, Salon 94 and Pilar Corrias.