Yinka Shonibare CBE features in the group exhibition, ‘Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday’ at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town, South Africa

Yinka Shonibare CBE features in the group exhibition, ‘Still here tomorrow to high five you yesterday' at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA). Featuring seventeen artists, the exhibition explores the different ways in which artists have tackled the concept of progress within post-colonial Africa. Drawing on African Futures and Afrofuturism, the exhibition explores the idea of utopia to call for a re-reading of both real and fictional narratives about present and future African society.

Co-Curator, Gcotyelwa Mashiqa explains that "the exhibition challenges notions of travel, migration and banishment through imagined and alternative realities that reference both real and unreal locations at once." Co-Curator, Precious Mhone adds that the exhibition points critically at the mirages, metaphors, stereotypes and matrixes of progress: "Fiction has a critical role to play in shaping imaginations and directing ideas for contemporary Africa."

The title of the show is taken from a quote by Pendleton Ward, creator of the animated series, ‘Adventure Time', which is set in the post-apocalyptic magical Land of ‘Ooo.': "This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace."

30 January-31 July 2019

Yinka Shonibare CBE at Zeitz MOCAA