Yinka Shonibare CBE's monumental work 'Wind Sculpture (SG) IV' is on display near Spelman Halls at Princeton University through May 2020. Made from industrial materials usually used in the construction of buildings, this work is part of a series that explores the idea of harnessing the wind, and freezing it in a moment of time.
Shonibare's ‘Wind Sculptures' have a majestic presence with brightly coloured, hand-painted surfaces replicating the complex patterns of the artist's signature fabrics. The first sculpture in this series was unveiled by the Public Art Fund in spring 2018 and was on view at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park until October. This marked the artist's first public work in New York. In November it moved to its permanent home at Davidson College, North Carolina.
Works from the 'Wind Sculpture' series have been installed in nine locations across the world: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK (2013); Frieze London Sculpture Park, London, UK (2013); National Maritime Museum, Royal Museums Greenwich, London, UK (2013); Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany (2014); HS Projects, London, UK (2014); MCA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA (2014); Ndubuisi Kanu Park, with the British Council, Lagos, Nigeria (2016); The Royal Academy, London, UK (2017); Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, USA (2016).