Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Yinka Shonibare at the MCA Sydney

By far one of my favourite artist, Yinka Shonibare, is being exhibited at the Sydney based Museum of Contemporary Art. See below for more details:

The Museum of Contemporary (MCA), Sydney announces a major mid-career survey of works by British-born Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

Yinka Shonibare MBE works across diverse media to explore ideas about African contemporary identity and the legacy of European colonialism in the present. Shonibare's art considers social class and aesthetics, and is characterised by the use of recurring visual symbols such as Dutch wax fabric. This exhibition presents twelve years of the artist's career, encompassing painting, sculpture, large-scale mixed media installations, photography and film. It is curated by MCA Senior Curator Rachel Kent who has worked closely with the artist on its realisation.

Yinka Shonibare MBE is accompanied by a 224 page monograph by Prestel Publishing. It features major essays by Rachel Kent and American art historian Dr Robert Hobbs; a comprehensive interview between the artist and Dr Anthony Downey, London; reproductions of exhibited and contextual works; and biographical information on the artist.

Yinka Shonibare MBE is on display at the MCA from 24 September 2008 until 1 February 2009. It will then tour to the Brooklyn Museum, New York from 26 June – 20 September 2009; and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. from 11 November 2009 – 7 March 2010.

Exhibition dates: 24 September 2008 until 1 February 2009
Exhibition cost: Free entry

Contact information:
Museum of Contemporary Art
West Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia
www.mca.com.au +61 2 9245 2400

Yinka Shonibare MBE
24 September 2008 - 1 February 2009Museum of Contemporary ArtWest Circular Quay, Sydney, Australiahttp://www.mca.com.au

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