Kaleidoscope by Yinka Shonibare MBE, featured at Aphrodite Papadatou’s ‘Last Night a Drag Queen Saved My Life’

At the end of 2014, Yinka Shonibare MBE produced for The Multiple Store Kaleidoscope, an edition that will be featured as guest object at ‘Last Night a Drag-Queen Saved My Life’ an event curated by ARTinTRA and featuring paintings by London-based Greek artist Aphrodite Papadatou.

‘Last Night a Drag-Queen Saved My Life’ takes place on Saturday 25th April at LimeWharf-Machines Room, one of London’s most innovative cultural hubs and artistic laboratories. The private view runs from 6 to 9pm and is followed by live performance and party from 9 to 11pm. For more information about this event read the press release here.

Kaleidoscope-5_1With Kaleidoscope Yinka Shonibare MBE 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.

Kaleidoscope is presented in a limited edition of 45 and it is currently available for purchase here.

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