Yinka Shonibare CBE RA launches edition to support The Emerging Curators Fellowship
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA has created a special edition of 50 sculptures to help support a 12–18–month fellowship for a Black or POC curator at V&A East. The Emerging Curators Fellowship, produced by Frieze and supported by Deutsche Bank, aims to increase accessibility, representation and social mobility within the arts and to grow and deepen curatorial practice in some of the UK’s leading public art institutions.
Inspired by Shonibare's recent series of African masks, the work features one of Shonibare’s signature Dutch wax batik patterns, exploring the relationship between African aesthetics and Western Modernism. The edition of 50 is priced at £1,500 + VAT and available online from frieze.com and at the Frieze art fairs in London. All the money raised will benefit the fellowship, and one work will be made available via a free prize draw.
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