Solo Exhibition
13 February–23 September 2019

'Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE'

Norval Foundation, Cape Town, South Africa

'Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE' at Norval Foundation brings together a wide variety of artworks including photographs, sculptures and installation, which are linked through their use of Dutch Wax 'batik' fabric. This textile is an emblem for Shonibare's defiance of 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.

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