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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
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Following its showing at Miami Art Museum (October 31 2008 - Jan 18 2009), Yinka Shonibare’s A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child And Other Astonishing Works toured to Santa Barbara Museum of Art (March 14 - June 21, 2009).

The exhibition was an installation featuring four headless figures riding curious unicycle-cum-flying machine contraptions, wearing Shonibare’s trademark faux African fabric. In the words of Peter Boswell, Assistant Director for Programs/Senior Curator, Miami Art Museum, “The scene presented in A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child can be interpreted as a family on an afternoon romp, as if it were an anachronistic activity undertaken by tourists during their stay in Miami.” Boswell concludes his text for the exhibition’s brochure/catalogue with “The layered allusions of A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child are typical of Shonibare, who, though he engages in critique, values the poetical above the political and the polemical.”

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click to show details of Yinka Shonibare MBE: a Flying Machine... catalogue

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2009

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Article relating to an exhibition, 2009

click to show details of Yinka Shonibare | A Flying Machine For Every Man, Woman and Child

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 2008

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»  Yinka Shonibare MBE CBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England