The exhibition runs from 7 March until 30 July 2017.
YINKA SHONIBARE MBE IN ‘ROCK THE KASBAH’ AT INSTITUT DES CULTURES D’ISLAM, PARIS
7 March 2017
The British punk band The Clash recorded Rock the Casbah in 1982, following the ban on listening to rock in Iran. This exhibition looks to recapture the spirit of fraternity and freedom expressed in the song by bringing together contemporary works from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia, through the Maghreb, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The exhibition explores art and music's potential for contestation and for there potential for a spiritual dimension.