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Yinka Shonibare | A Flying Machine For Every Man, Woman and Child

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 2008
Published by: Miami Art Museum
Year published: 2008
Number of pages: 6
Unpaginated.

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Miami Art Museum was the venue for Yinka Shonibare | A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child. October 31 2008 - Jan 18 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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»  Yinka Shonibare MBE CBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

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»  Miami Art Museum

Miami, Florida, USA, United States of America

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Santa Barbara, California, United States of America