yinka shonibare, MBE in 'travelling light', works from the government art collection, at the whitechapel gallery

16 December 2011
Yinka Shonibare, MBE's 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle' maquette has been selected for the third in a series of five exhibitions featuring work from the Government Art Collection at the Whitechapel Gallery.

The exhibition, 'Travelling Light' is curated by Simon Schama, selecting works from the Government Art Collection that explore ideas of travel from the 16th century to the present day. It is Schama's personal take on the role of international cultural diplomacy, is the third in a series of five displays of works from the Government Art Collection.

An image of the work has been chosen to feature as the cover image for the catalogue that will accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition runs from 16 December to 26 February 2012.

http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/government-art-collection-selected-by-simon-schama-travelling-light