Posts Tagged ‘Brooklyn Museum’

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.


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Retrospective of his art the Brooklyn Museum through September 20, 2009.

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“… This exhibition is a major midcareer survey of work by the Nigerian-born British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. Shonibare’s artwork explores contemporary African identity and its relationship to European colonialism through painting, sculpture, installation, and moving image. Working with visual symbols such as Dutch wax fabric (produced in Europe for a West African market) and headless mannequins dressed in brightly colored costumes, Shonibare evokes the complex web of interactions, economic and racial, that reveal inequalities between the dominant and colonized cultures of Europe, Asia, and Africa. This exhibition is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia. The Brooklyn Museum presentation is organized by Tumelo Mosaka, Associate Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum.”

[Sources: ArtInfo.com and June 26, 2009—September 20, 2009]

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Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum happens again on July 5. Next month’s theme is an African affair, including screenings of Ousmane Sembene’s Moolade and Abderrahmane Sissako’s Waiting for Happiness as well as Brooklyn/Botswana DJ Stone (pictured at the Chimurenga Party at Le Grande Dakar in Fort Greene in May this year) headlining an African dance party. More here.

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