'Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE' at Norval Foundation brings together a wide variety of artworks from photographs to sculptures and a major installation, which are linked through their use of Dutch Wax fabric. The fabric signifies the complexity of how cultural objects are formed, shaped by historical, social and economic processes that defy simplistic or monolithic understandings of culture or nationhood.
At the centre of this exhibition is Shonibare's 'The African Library' (2018), the most recent iteration of his library series celebrating first and second generation immigrants who have shaped a country's social, political or cultural life.
The exhibition provides context for Shonibare's 'Wind Sculpture (SG) III' (2018), which has recently been acquired by Norval Foundation, and will be permanently installed in the Norval Foundation Sculpture Garden in advance of the opening.
13 February-26 August 2019
Yinka Shonibare CBE at Norval Foundation