Group Exhibition
18 June–30 August 2021

Yinka Shonibare CBE features in 'A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s'

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

Ikon Gallery presents ‘A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s’ 18 June – 30 August 2021, the fourth shows that survey the gallery's artistic programme. The show will focus on 40 artists who showcased at Ikon’s John Bright Street and at Ikon’s current location Brindley Place between the years of 1990-1997. 

On loan from New Art Gallery Walsall, England Yinka Shonibare CBE ‘Diary of a Victorian Dandy 19:00 hrs’ will be displayed. In this satirical take on William Hogarth’s ‘Rakes Progress’, Shonibare juxtaposes celebrating the decadence of the Hogarthian upper-class, while inverting the stereotype of otherness by casting himself as protagonist. Ikon’s 1999 exhibition was seminal and over twenty years later the gallery now shows one of these works again. 

Other contributing artists include: Felicity Allen, Siah Armajani, Edward Allington, Basil Beattie, Gordon Bennett, Zarina Bhimji, Ansuya Blom, Adam Chodzko, Juan Davila, Mark Dion and Jason Simon, Eugenio Dittborn, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Ellen Gallagher, Antony Gormley, Víctor Grippo, Graham Gussin, Callum Innes, Permindar Kaur, Tania Kovats, Cildo Meireles, Lisa Milroy, Antoni Miralda, Avis Newman, Lucia Nogueira, Vong Phaophanit, Adrian Piper, Keith Piper, Donald Rodney, Martha Rosler, Yinka Shonibare, Nancy Spero, Georgina Starr, Suzanne Treister, Amikam Toren, Alison Turnbull, Shelagh Wakely*, Maxine Walker*, Mark Wallinger and John Yeadon.


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