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 Iris Viktor is a Liberian-British multimedia artist whose practice interweaves disparate techniques, including sculpture, painting, photography and water-gilding, typically using materials such as gold, marble, and volcanic rock. Viktor's new group of sculptures, made in response to the Museum, will be viewed across its spaces in dialogue with Soane’s own collections of ancient and modern sculpture. Paintings and works on paper will reveal the ways in which Viktor, like Soane, brings together fragments from multiple periods and cultures, from ancient Egypt to medieval illumination and indigenous Australian art. Works from Viktor’s Constellations series featuring intricate golden ‘labyrinths’ will form a contemporary counterpoint to Soane’s own labyrinthine spaces and his trademark use of symbolic golden light.
Image: a detail of Lina Iris Viktor's Constellations VII, 2018-19, courtesy of the artist, Salon 94 and Pilar Corrias.