This didactic area devoted to artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (b. 1977, London) has been designed to shed light on another important creative practice by the artist: writing. Yiadom-Boakye regards her writing and her painting as intertwined yet parallel practices and describes them in the following terms:
“The things I can’t paint, I write, and the things I can’t write, I paint.”
The catalogue of the present exhibition includes a short story by Yiadom-Boakye and is available for consultation in the Didaktika space located in gallery 201, along with a selection of books by authors who have influenced her practice. Among these titles are Ted Hughes’s poetry in Crow (1970), and novels like James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room (1956), Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937).