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Daily Archives: May 26, 2015

Yinka Shonibare MBE’s ‘Wilderness into a Garden’ a major exhibition at the Daegu Art Museum, Korea, opens on 30 May

Image: The Crowning, 2007 – Commissioned by the Musée du Quai Branly for the exhibition ‘Jardin d’Amour’ 2007, courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photo : Patrick Gries

After three solo shows in North America and a major commission at the William Morris Gallery in London, Yinka Shonibare MBE is now the subject of a major exhibition in Daegu, Korea.

Wilderness into a Garden opens on 30th May at the Daegu Art Museum and will feature approximately 80 of his pieces including sculptures, two-dimensional works, installations, and video works will be on display, showcasing his extensive range of art. The exhibition will be comprised of six sub-themes: money, play, empire, conflict, environment, and love. For more information click here.

yinka-shonibare-300x300Yinka Shonibare MBE, a Turner Prize nominee, recently created an edition for The Multiple Store, Kaleidoscope in which the artist playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations. A kaleidoscope in the shape of a phallus, with the body beautifully decorated in the Dutch wax batik patterns the artist is known for, and the head made of highly polished brass. Click here to watch the artist discuss how this edition came about with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery.

A video of Yinka Shonibare MBE in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery filmed on 17 October 2014 where Kaleidoscope is also discussed is now available via this link

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Graham Fagen representing Scotland at the 56th Venice Biennale

Image: From Graham Fagen’s ‘The Slave’s Lament’ in Venice, photo credit: The Scotsman

Graham Fagen represents Scotland at the 56th Edition Venice Biennale which runs until 22 November 2015.

Fagen’s specially-created body of work is exhibited at Palazzo Fontana, a Venetian palace off the Grand Canal in the Cannaregio district of Venice. The complex and intriguing show involves a number of collaborations, including work with composer Sally Beamish, the musicians of the Scottish Ensemble, and reggae singer Ghetto Priest (pictured above).

Lucy Byatt of Hospitalfield Arts, who curated the exhibition, first worked with Fagen on the artist’s acclaimed public art project in Royston, Glasgow, which was the genesis of ROSE, Fagen’s multiple published by The Multiple Store in 2013.

Graham Fagen: Rose
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