Jim Shaw In Conversation with Lydia Yee

On the occasion of Jim Shaw’s exhibition Hope Against Hope at Simon Lee Gallery, London, the artist is in conversation with Lydia Yee, the Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, to discuss his new paintings which are more analytical and daring than ever before in their satirical depictions and social commentary.

Lydia Yee is Chief Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, where she recently curated Radical Figures: Painting in the New Millennium (2020) and Is This Tomorrow? (2019) and oversaw commissions by Ulla von Brandenburg (2018) and Leonor Antunes (2017). Yee has previously held positions in the UK and US as Curator at Barbican Art Gallery and Senior Curator at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She was also co-curator of Frieze Talks (2018–19) and British Art Show 8 (2015–16).