The exhibition reimagines the gallery space as the private home of a fictional art collector set in London in the present day. Based on Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, this particular aesthete – a passionate, brilliant and eccentric character who lives and breathes art - navigates fluidly through time and gender, au courant with the latest cultural trends and equally in tune with the past. Creating a dialogue between contemporary art and artisanal furniture, the exhibition is divided into two areas: a drawing room and a study, representing the twin selves of Orlando as both a man and a woman. Orlando’s reimagined London residence will be a place of sanctuary and escape, a site that is beyond time as Woolf’s Orlando lives for more than 300 years into modern times without aging perceptibly. Here, we are forever young.
Artists include Jonathan Baldock, Gabriele Beveridge, Charlie Billingham, Victoria Cantons, Eileen Cooper, Sarah Dwyer, Pam Evelyn, Maeve Gilmore, Natalia Gonzalez-Martin, Mustafa Hulusi, Richard Malone, Alexi Marshall, Lindsey Mendick, Francesca Mollett, Annie Morris, Sola Olulode, Laurence Owen, Selma Parlour, Anousha Payne, Anna Perach, Glen Pudvine, Antonia Showering, Holly Stevenson, Zoe Williams, and Lian Zhang.