Not all celebrities should dabble in curation, but if anyone can helm an exhibition inspired by Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel Orlando, it would be Tilda Swinton, who starred in Sally Potter’s adaptation of the book. Orlando, as a refresher, is the story of a poet who lives for centuries (without aging) and shifts gender along the way. Swinton’s selections address gender fluidity, reject limitations on portraiture and embody the perspective of longevity. This staging of the exhibition will include photographs from the McEvoy Family Collection in addition to pieces commissioned and chosen for the original show at the Aperture Foundation in New York. Will Swinton herself attend the opening? There’s one way to find out.
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