yinka shonibare MBE commissioned for doug fishbone’s ‘leisure land golf’ installation at venice biennale

6 May 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE contributes to the Doug Fishbone mini golf creation installed at the Venice Biennale.

Produced by the organization EM15, Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf is a fully-operational mini golf course for which nine artists - John Akomfrah, Yara El-Sherbini, Ellie Harrison, Candice Jacobs, Hetain Patel, Lindsay Seers, Yinka Shonibare, Eyal Weizman, and Fishbone himself - have been commissioned to design a hole.

The artists have been asked by Fishbone to respond to "The Leisure Principle" (whereby consumer satisfaction is prioritized above anything else), and have approached the brief from varied perspectives. But, despite the humorous and light-hearted setting, they all seem preoccupied with rather serious political questions.

Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf runs from 6 May until 26 July at 40 Castello, Venice.

Yinka Shonibare MBE at Venice Biennale.