The Whitechapel Gallery launches the first exhibition of works from the V-A-C collection in the UK, selected by renowned British artist Mike Nelson (b.1967).

For this display at the Whitechapel Galley, Nelson imagines returning works from some of the 20th century’s greatest sculptors to an environment suggestive of an artist’s studio, naturally lit under the gallery’s skylight.

Historic and contemporary figurative works by artists including Pawel Althamer, Louise Bourgeois, Constantin Brâncusi, Alberto Giacometti, Sherrie Levine, Henry Moore and Willem de Kooning will be displayed on a reclaimed wooden floor filling the space.

The V-A-C collection is owned by the V-A-C Foundation, a not for profit private institution founded in Moscow in 2009. This presentation of the V-A-C collection is part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s ongoing programme opening up important public and private collections for everyone.