'material matters': panel discussion on yinka shonibare MBE's 'nelson's ship in a bottle' at the british library for the art fund

15 February 2012
The artist behind Nelson's Ship in a Bottle has said his work is not about the representation of politics, but about the politics of representation - a challenge to established notions of ‘authenticity'.

Join the Art Fund as a panel of experts debate the multi-layered nature of Shonibare's work, from the abstract symmetry of ‘Dutch Wax' fabric to the history of empire.

The British Library
6.30-8.00pm
Wednesday 15 February 2012

Tickets £15
Students and concessions £7.50
(includes a glass of wine)
To book please call
0844 415 4151

The British Library
Conference Centre
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB

The panel:

Christine Riding - Chair

Head of Arts at the National Maritime Museum and Deputy Editor of ‘Art History' (journal of the Association of Art Historians). She was previously Curator of 18th and 19th Century British Art at Tate Britain and Co-curator of Gauguin: Maker of Myth at Tate Modern.

John Picton

Emeritus Professor of African Art at SOAS. Research interests include textile history, Yoruba and Edo (Benin) sculpture and developments in sub-Saharan visual practice. Publications include ‘Yinka Shonibare: undressing ethnicity' African Arts.

Jorrella Andrews

Head of the Visual Cultures Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her book ‘Showing Off: A Philosophy of Image' will be published this year.

Paul Goodwin

A previous Curator of Contemporary Art at Tate Britain, associate research fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths College. Paul is a curator for the current Tate Britain exhibition, Migrations exploring British art through migration from 1500 to present day.