As reported by The Art Newspaper, ‘Yinka Shonibare has his moment in the sun’ this autumn with a wide range of exhibitions and special displays in the UK, the USA, the Netherlands and Nigeria.
‘…and the wall fell away.‘ Solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. 28 September to 5 November.
Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut; closes 11 December.
Paradise Beyond: Gemeentemuseum, Helmond, Holland. 20 September to 12 February 2017.
Ndubuisi Kanu Park, Lagos, Nigeria: the artist’s first solo exhibition in Nigeria. 1 November 2016 to 31 January 2017. Funded by the British Council.
Yinka Shonibare MBE, a Turner Prize nominee, 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.