Yinka Shonibare CBE in ‘Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera' at SITE, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

SITE Santa Fe presents ‘Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore Opera', an exhibition that examines themes of race, gender and class through the stories, traditions, architecture, and music of opera. The exhibition features the work of Vasco Araújo, Suzanne Bocanegro, Candida Höfer, William Kentridge, Guillermo Kuitca, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Matthias Schaller, and Bill Viola.

Among the works included are a film that provides a post-colonial take on Verdi; large-scale photographs of iconic opera houses that explore the architecture and order of social space; multiple installations that investigate the stories, music, sets and costumes of opera; drawings and collages that abstract opera design; and an installation of a fictional diva's dressing room that examines gender roles. Bel Canto's exhibiting artists and works will include: Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA)'s Addio del Passato, a film that explores race and colonialism and features the performance of an aria from the last act of Verdi's opera ‘La Traviata'.

16 March–1 September 2019

Yinka Shonibare CBE at SITE, Santa Fe