The final instalment of the RWA’s elements series, ‘Earth: Digging Deep in British Art 1781-2022’ is a major exhibition spanning four centuries of artwork. The group exhibition tackles the most expansive and urgent of subject matters, bringing together important modern, historical and contemporary artworks.
This summer, Hackney will welcome The World Reimagined globe trails, a series of specially-designed public artworks as part of a UK-wide art and education initiative. The project aims to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its impact.
'Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear' is the first major V&A exhibition to celebrate the power, artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance. Contemporary looks by legendary designers and rising stars will be displayed alongside historical treasures from the V&A's collections and landmark loans: classical sculptures, Renaissance paintings, iconic photographs, and powerful film and performance.
Featuring around one hundred original prints, 'The Future is Blinking' considers the key themes in the history of photography in West and Central Africa with a focus on its peculiarities and its connections with other local art forms.
University of the Arts London present their Research Season 2022 Keynote event, 'Hosting Ideas for Progress: Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in conversation with Mark Sealy OBE'.
The first global survey exhibition dedicated to the use of clothing as a medium of visual art, ‘Garmenting: Costume as Contemporary Art’ examines work by thirty-five international contemporary artists, from established names to emerging voices. The presentation includes ‘The Anthropophagic Effect, Garment no. 4’, 2019 by Jeffrey Gibson and ‘The Ghost of Eliza Jumel’, 2015 by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of Yinka Shonibare CBE RA's Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation cultural center in Nigeria. Set across sites in Lagos and Ijebu, G.A.S. is a non-profit dedicated to facilitating cultural exchange through tailored residencies, public programs, and exhibition opportunities primarily for creative practitioners from Africa and the diaspora.
'Crazy: Madness in Contemporary Art' is a group exhibition comprising 11 new site-specific installations across the historic, interior and exterior spaces of Chiostro del Bramante, Rome. Curated by Danilo Eccher and featuring over 21 international artists, the presentation explores divergent portrayals and perceptions of reality in contemporary art.
We are thrilled to share a selection of recent museum acquisitions.
Employing monstrous, grotesque, and humanoid figures and forms, group exhibition ‘And I Must Scream’ engages five themes—corruption and human rights violations, displacement, environmental destruction, the pandemic, and renewal.
Join Yinka Shonibare CBE and curator Victor Wang (Artistic Director and Chief Curator of the M WOODS museum in Beijing) for a discussion of Shonibare’s filmmaking practice. This online event is hosted by SOUTH SOUTH and coincides with the platform's first FILM Programme for the year featuring films by Yinka Shonibare CBE.
'Re-Création' brings together works by contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora to create a 'new' history of art, that challenges pre-existing Western conceptions.
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA has created a special edition of 50 sculptures to help support The Emerging Curators Fellowship. The editions are priced at £1,500 + VAT and available online from frieze.com and Frieze art fairs in London. All of the money raised will benefit the fellowship, and one work will be made available via a free prize draw.
Join this year’s Summer Exhibition Coordinator Yinka Shonibare CBE and writer and broadcaster Afua Hirsch in this online event. They discuss Shonibare's vision for the exhibition, the significance of reclaiming magic in art, and how an inclusive art world can engage with and value artists who have developed their practice in different ways.
The Public Art Programme of Expo2020 Dubai aligns with the ambitious plans of Expo2020's site that will be repurposed and developed into a two million square meter 'city' with the intention to create a permanent, thriving community. Yinka Shonibare CBE's commission for the project, ‘Wind Sculpture III’ manifests as a large three-dimensional, hand-painted piece of fabric, its billowing surface resembling a ship’s sail in the breeze.
The Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition continues in 2021, with coordinator Yinka Shonibare CBE RA celebrating the joy of creating art through the theme of ‘Reclaiming Magic’.
Harvard Business School announces new pieces added to the Public Art Exhibition supported by the C. Ludens Ringnes Sculpture Collection.
Visit Museum der Moderne Salzburg to join Yinka Shonibare CBE RA in conversation with museum director Thorsten Sadowsky.
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA features in The Piccadilly Art Takeover, an expansive, outdoor exhibition on view to the public at Piccadilly Circus, London. Vibrant canvases, zebra crossings, and a 720 square-metre film transform this busy junction at the heart of the city.
Yinka Shonibare CBE RA has been awarded the degree of Hon. D. Lit. honoris causa of the University of London by The Courtauld Institute. The artist was nominated by the institute’s student body for the prestigious honour, which recognises the artist's outstanding contributions to the visual arts.
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