Clip of Shonibare from TV series, Art 21 (William Kentridge also stars). See also this profile of Shonibare in The New York Times.
A retrospective of his work opens at the Brooklyn Museum this week.
Exhibition (till July 25, 2009) at Exit Art in Manhattan on the 20th black arts and political movement. Curated by New Yorkers Papo Colo, Tânia Cypriano, Rose Myriam Réjouis, Franklin Sirmans and Greg Tate. Includes a party on June 18 (7 till 11pm) with Baye Kouyaté and Les Tougarakes, Dallam-Dougou, and DJ Turmix, and a Brazil-focused film series.
Paris-based Zoulikha Bouabdellah (born in Moscow of Algerian parents), seen in a video above talking about her work at the Brooklyn Museum in 2007 (as part of the “Global Feminisms” exhibition), is one of six artists in “Perspectives: Women, Art & Islam” (going till September 13, 2009), an exhibition opening next Thursday, June 4, at MoCADA, near downtown Brooklyn.
The other artists are Fariba Alam (Bangladesh), Mahwish Chishty (Pakistan), Safaa Erruas (Morocco) and Nsenga Knight (United States). The show is curated by Kimberli Gant and Lisa Binder. (The exhibition forms part of the larger “Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas” at the nearby Brooklyn Academy of Music.