“…AND THE WALL FELL AWAY”: An Exhibition of Recent Work by Yinka Shonibare

“…AND THE WALL FELL AWAY”: An Exhibition of Recent Work by Yinka Shonibare

World-renowned artist, Yinka Shonibare’s practice is focused majorly on global issues of race and class. He is famous for employing Dutch wax batik – more locally referred to as Ankara made in the Netherlands and sold to the colonies of West Africa. The material became symbolic of African independence and identity in the1960s.

A visual arts polymath, Shonibare is a sculptor, painter, photographer and filmmaker. His latest solo exhibition, titled “…and the wall fell away”, opened recently on September 28, 2016 at the Stephen Friedman gallery in London. The exhibition peaks during Frieze Week from October 6 to 10 and runs till November 5.

In total deviation from the artist’s signature style, which features the use of batik material, the work on display uses designs from the fabric and deploys them in unusual ways. He hopes to explore classical art in religious iconography. His primary aim is to “…dismantle the boundaries of Western understanding…

World-renowned artist, Yinka Shonibare’s practice is focused majorly on global issues of race and class. He is famous for employing Dutch wax batik – more locally referred to as Ankara made in the Netherlands and sold to the colonies of West Africa. The material became symbolic of African independence and identity in the1960s.

A visual arts polymath, Shonibare is a sculptor, painter, photographer and filmmaker. His latest solo exhibition, titled “…and the wall fell away”, opened recently on September 28, 2016 at the Stephen Friedman gallery in London. The exhibition peaks during Frieze Week from October 6 to 10 and runs till November 5.

In total deviation from the artist’s signature style, which features the use of batik material, the work on display uses designs from the fabric and deploys them in unusual ways. He hopes to explore classical art in religious iconography. His primary aim is to “…dismantle the boundaries of Western understanding…

 

Image credit: http://www.yinkashonibarembe.com


Ateroghene Almaz Akpojiyovbi holds a first degree in Social Science - with majors in both Law and Psychology from the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. She has also earned a Post-graduate Diploma in Psychology from Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom. She enjoys a widespread genre of music - from Broadway show tunes to rock, and spends her time updating her collection.

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