yinka shonibare MBE in 10th anniversary exhibition at museu afro brasil, sÃo paulo

29 May 2015
Yinka Shonibare MBE's works 'Egg Fight' (2009) and 'The British Library' (2014) are included in the 10th anniversary exhibition at Museu Afro Brasil in São Paulo, one of the most important Brazilian museums and the biggest Afro-American museum in the world. They have a collection of over 6,000 works which highlight the importance of African people in the formation of Brazilian culture, heritage and identity.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the museum will organise a major exhibition of contemporary art, focusing on the creation of African artists, born and living on the continent or elsewhere. The focus is particularly on artists who engage with the plurality of aesthetic and social experiences present in different regions of the African continent. The exhibition, which will open on the 25 May 2015 (International Africa Day), will feature more than 100 works of about 20 artists from countries such as Benin, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, Angola, Gana, etc. and will occupy two floors of the museum, with a total exhibition area of 3,000 square meters.

The guest artists are representatives of the diversity of artistic expressions that cross along the continent: painting, sculpture, video, installation, photography, collage, etc. The objective is to present the public with a number of proposals, reflections and languages.

The exhibition runs from 29 May until 30 August 2015.

Yinka Shonibare MBE at Museu Afro Brasil, São Paulo.