Galleries and museums around the world are reopening. Among the first exhibitions being shown that caught my eye were Leaves of Grass by Max Gimblett at Page Galleries in Wellington, the pairing of Kudditji Kngwarreye and Idris Murphy at Mitchell Fine Art in Brisbane, and Inspiration – Contemporary Art & Classics at Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki.
The BLM protests in recent weeks have shown us how relevant issues of race still are. It’s shocking to see that racial discrimination still exists in this day and age. It is our role as cultural influencers to give our attention and support to the fight against systemic racism.
Tate has announced that it has acquired the installation ‘The British Library’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE.
The New Years Honours list 2019 has given a nod to several Visual Artists in this year’s presentation.
12 March 2018
New York’s Public Art Fund has unveiled ‘Wind Sculpture (SG)’, a new work by the Turner Prize-winning British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.
Paul Black chooses his best exhibitions of 2016 and delves deeper than the blockbusters and often further afield from London.
Yinka Shonibare MBE is currently presenting his sixth solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery. Entitled ‘And the wall fell away’. The show marks a pivotal moment in the artist’s practice with the complete absence of the Dutch wax batik textiles for which he is known. Shonibare removes the fabric altogether and uses the batik designs in new […]
Exhibition of new work by Yinka Shonibare MBE across both spaces. The show marks a significant transition and a pivotal moment in the artist’s practice. There is a complete absence of the Dutch wax batik textiles for which he is known. He instead takes the fabric’s designs and manipulates them in new ways. The exhibition is divided […]
23 June 2016
Artlyst has attended the Foundling Museum, London, currently presenting the exhibition ‘FOUND’ curated by Foundling Fellow and Royal Academician Cornelia Parker. The artist was invited to curate an exhibition of over sixty outstanding artists with a varying range of practices to respond to the theme of ‘found’, reflecting on the Museum’s heritage and collection. The […]
A major new large-scale public artwork by Yinka Shonibare MBE RA has been unveiled at the Royal Academy. It wraps around the scaffolding on the façade of Burlington Gardens whilst the building is undertaking a transformative redevelopment in the lead up to the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary in 2018. RA Family Album, 2016, consists of over 160 black […]
31 March 2016
Artlyst travelled to sunny Margate and Turner Contemporary’s Sunley Gallery to view two major works by leading contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The new pieces have been created as part of the 14-18 NOW programme of World War 1 Centenary Art commissions, and coincides with the gallery’s fifth anniversary. Image: Yinka Shonibare, The British Library, […]
I left Singapore after a busy art week feeling optimistic in the development of the city-state as the Art hub for South East Asia. Undoubtedly, it is not the new Art Eldorado that some expected a few years ago: collectors remain sparse and Western artists, except for the well-known “blue chip” ones, still have a long […]
Shape Arts’ annual open exhibition will be hosted by its patron, Yinka Shonibare MBE, at his Guest Projects space in Hackney, London, from 4 February 2016.The Shape Open 2016 theme ‘My Life’ encouraged both disabled and non-disabled artists to creatively express life through the lens of disability. Using an exciting range of mediums such as […]
Twelve leading artists have created unique artworks, each featuring a 1:18 scale replica of the iconic Rolls-Royce Ghost, for a one-of-a-kind collection. These spectacular artworks, donated by some of the biggest names in contemporary art, will be on show from 20-25 May 2015 at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars London in Berkeley Square to raise valuable funds for Breast Cancer Care. The model motor car […]
The first major solo exhibition in Canada by British artist Yinka Shonibare MBE,Pièces de résistance, will be held at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art in Montreal. Born in London of Nigerian heritage, Shonibare moved to Lagos, Nigeria with his family at age three, returning to Britain later to study art. His work has been exhibited extensively in the United States […]
Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong is presenting the first Chinese solo show by the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The exhibition continues Shonibare’s exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism with a series of all new works commenting on Hong Kong’s modern day relationships with labour, power and wealth. Dreaming Rich is a characteristically exuberant and […]
Stephen Friedman Gallery has announced a new solo exhibition of new works by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.This exhibition of all recent works focuses on the corruption, excess and debauchery that have in part led to the current economic crisis. With characteristic wit and critique, Yinka Shonibare explores the contemporary worship of luxury goods and the behaviour […]
Yinka Shonibare,the artist that brought you the Fourth Plinth ‘Ship in a Bottle’ will open a solo exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) on 2 March 2013. This will be the first major UK survey of new and critically acclaimed work by the British Nigerian artist. Taking place in three of YSP’s indoor galleries and […]
The Exhibition & Prize Announcement at Gallery 27 for the Young Masters Prize will take place Tuesday 20th November, 6 – 9pm, at 27 Cork Street, London W1S 3NG. The Private View & Prize Giving: Exhibition Dates: Monday 19th – Saturday 24th November 2012. This year, the 26 shortlisted artists will be presented alongside three […]
Yorkshire Sculpture Park 2013 exhibition highlights include the first major UK survey of new and critically-acclaimed work by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE (March) Shonibare’s exhibition includes FABRIC-ATION features over 30 works made between 2002 and 2013, including sculpture, film, photography and painting, many of which are shown in the UK for the first time. […]
Last week the Royal Opera House received new adornment in the form of a ballerina in a snow globe. The work is by renowned artist Yinka Shonibare, known for the Ship in a Bottle sculpture that stood as the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.The ballet and the visual arts have a long history of interaction […]
Unique works of art by some of the world’s most celebrated artists have been sold for £340,000 at Christie’s in London, to raise funds for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. Unique works of art by some of the world’s most celebrated artists have been sold for £340,000 at Christie’s in London, to raise […]
Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle that bedecked Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth May 2010 and January 2012, has now found a permanent home – the National Maritime Museum in London. As a scaled-down replica of HMS Victory, this relocation makes thematic and historical sense, and will be on display from tomorrow. It will stand […]
Christies Offers A-List Work For Charity In Once In A Lfetime Sale Major works by Sir Anthony Caro, Nathan Coley, Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Sean Henry, Nika Neelova, Yinka Shonibare, Bob & Roberta Smith, Gillian Wearing and Jonathan Yeo are to be sold at Christie’s, King street after participating in landmark art exhibition at Somerset […]
A Joyful Archipelago is an exhibition showing works of ten Russian-born female artists, living in London and New York. Each of these artists has already made a name on their own through winning numerous awards and participating in various group and solo shows, however for this exhibition they sought to come together as a collective […]
14 March 2012
We applaud the efforts of top UK artists, coming together for the CRISIS Commission in the fight against homelessness In an effort to make a difference for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, some of the world’s most celebrated artists – including Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, and Gillian […]
Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Anthony Caro and others come together for major new exhibition to raise funds in the fight against homelessness The Crisis Commission will see some of the world’s most celebrated artists come together to raise funds to battle homelessness – Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Sir Anthony Caro, Yinka Shonibare, Gillian Wearing, Jonathan […]
Children will be taking over London’s Foundling Museum for a special table-turning weekend conceived and directed by award-winning artist, Yinka Shonibare MBE On Saturday 31 March and Sunday 1 April 2012, Yinka Shonibare’s Foundling Back to Front Weekend will see children put in charge of the running of the museum dedicated to the story of Britain’s first […]
British born, Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE is exhibiting in New York at the James Cohan Gallery with new works in February (16) running through until March 24th. In this multi-part exhibition of new sculptures, photoworks and the premiere of a new film, Shonibare explores the concept of destiny as it relates to themes of […]