Thursday 1 September, 4-6pm (CEST)

Seminar: Yinka Shonibare's Artistry - Global Trade, Art Collections and Museum History

Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

Nationalmuseum present a seminar on Yinka Shonibare CBE RA and his art, global trade, art collections and museum history. The seminar is arranged by Prinsessan Estelles stiftelse with lectures and panel discussions with representatives from the Ethnographic Museum, Stockholm School of Economics, Moderna Museet and Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art.

16:00 Introduction and welcome by Susanna Pettersson, superintendent of the National Museum and moderator of the symposium.

16:10 Annika Gunnarsson, curator Moderna Museet. An introduction to Yinka Shonibare's work in Sweden.

16:30 Salad Hilowle, artist. Visualization and reproduction of the archive.

16:50-17:00 Break

17:00 Martina Björkman Nyqvist, researcher School of Economics. How did Indonesian fabrics become associated with West Africa? On International Trade and Colonization.

17:25 Michael Barrett, director of the Norwegian Museums of World Culture. Conditional art and "the African" in Sweden's museum landscape - Under what conditions has "African art" been embraced by Swedish museums in the last hundred years?

17:45 Closing discussion

At 18:00 Premiere of the film 'Captured Moments', 2022, 7 min. The dance is inspired by Yinka Shonibare CBE's sculpture 'Wind Sculpture in Bronze I' which is part of Princess Estelle's Sculpture Park at Royal Djurgården. The dance performance was shown at the Moderna Museet on June 1, 2022. The film was recorded at Drottningholm's Palace Theater and is introduced by Sara Sandström Nilsson, operations manager at Princess Estelle's Cultural Foundation.

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