Yinka Shonibare MBE has three major solo exhibitions in North America this spring

Image: Yinka Shonibare MBE’s Butterfly Kid Boy, 2014 (Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery & the artist)

Yinka Shonibare MBE, who was chosen recently by Artspace‬ as one of the artists to watch, is the subject of three major solo exhibits in North America this spring.

THE RAGE OF THE BALLET GODS, his solo exhibition in NYC’s James Cohan Gallery runs from 30th April to 20th June. James Cohan Gallery is located at 533 West 26th Street New York NY 10001.

PIECES DE RESISTANCE is Shonibare’s first major exhibition in Canada and it will be on show at Montreal’s DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art from April 28th until 20th September. The DHC/ART Foundation is at 451 St Jean St, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2R5

COLONIAL ARRANGEMENTS will be presented from 1st May to 31st August 2015, at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, at 65 Jumel Terrace, Washington Heights, NY 10032,  as part of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of this National Historic Landmark.

Back in the UK, ‘The William Morris Family Album‘, the first major commission for the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, East London, runs until the 7th of June.

Kaleidoscope-5_1Yinka 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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