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Yinka Shonibare MBE

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2008
Published by: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Year published: 2008
Number of pages: 224
ISBN: 978-3-7913-4123-1

image of Yinka Shonibare MBE

Large hardcover book 224 pages/Cover image: Yinka Shonibare MBE “Flower Time 1“, 2006 - wire, Dutch wax printed cotton 24x56x41cm

Title: Yinka Shonibare MBE

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Yinka Shonibare MBE. The exhibition is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia - Curated by Rachel Kent
Toured to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney / 24 September 2008 - 1 February 2009; Brooklyn Museum, New York / 26 June - 20 September 2009; National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC / 11 November - 7 March 2010
© Museum of Contemporary Art Limited, the artist, authors and photographers; All images courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedmen Gallery, London and James Cohan Gallery, New York © the artist; Published by Prestel Verlag, Munich, Berlin, London, New York 2008. www.prestel.com. ISBN: 978-1-921034-29-9 (pbk. Australia, museum edition); ISBN: 978-1-921034-25-1 (hbk. Australia, museum edition); ISBN: 978-3-7913-6198-7 (pbk. USA, museum edition), ISBN: 978-3-7913-4123-1 (hbk, worldwide); ISBN: 978-3-7913-4167-5 (special edition)

“Discover the work of internationally acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare MBE, with this major solo exhibition encompassing 12 years of his artistic practice.From his eye-catching headless mannequins to engaging photographic narratives, Shonibare explores ideas about contemporary African identity, the legacy of European colonialism, class structures and social justice. Shonibare refers to himself as a “postcolonial hybrid“, having been born in England and raised in Nigeria before relocating to London at age 17. This exhibition represents the most comprehensive showing of the artist’s work to date and includes painting, sculpture, photography and film.“

(www.artabase.net/exhibition/857-yinka-shonibare-mbe/7, accessed 19 January 2013)

Forewords: 6. Elizabeth Ann Macgregor: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; 8. Arnold L. Lehman: Brooklyn Museum, New York;
10. Sharon F. Patton: National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
12. Rachel Kent: Time and Transformation in the Art of Yinka Shonibare MBE
24. Robert Hobbs: Yinka Shonibare MBE: The Politics of Representation
38. Yinka Shonibare MBE in conversation with Anthony Downey: Setting the Stage

Related people

»  Yinka Shonibare MBE CBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Brooklyn Museum

New York, United States of America

»  Museum of Contemporary Art

Sydney , Australia

»  National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution

Washington DC, United States of America