yinka shonibare MBE in group exhibition at saatchi gallery, london

9 October 2013
Yinka Shonibare MBE is to feature in an exhibition of Stormtrooper helmets titled 'Art Wars' at Saatchi Gallery, London. All participating artists have been issued with a Stormtrooper helmet cast from the original 1976 moulds by Andrew Ainsworth. Shonibare's work for this exhibition is called 'iPod invader' 2013. 'Art Wars' sees Ben Moore, founder of Art Below, team up with the Missing People Charity and Andrew Ainsworth, creator of the original Stormtrooper from Star Wars.

As well as Shonibare, contributors to Art Wars include Jake and Dinos Chapman, Jason Brooks, Paul Fryer, Mat Collishaw Joana Vasconcelos, D*Face, Antony Micallef,  Bran Symondson, Inkie, Mr. Brainwash, and David Bailey. 

Art Wars will be unveiled at the inaugural STRARTA Art Fair as part of the curated spaces programme (venue Saatchi Gallery). STRARTA launches on the 9th October with a ticketed Gala opening and then runs between the 10-13th October. Art Wars will also be showcased for 4 weeks across billboard space on an entire platform of Regent's Park Underground station in association with Art Below to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair (17-20 October). 

To buy tickets for STRARTA, visit www.strarta.com

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