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Colorful Shonibare “Wind Sculpture” blows its way into Central Park

As a specially commissioned project funded by the Public Art Fund in New York, Yinka Shonibare MBE presents his first outdoor sculpture in New York City . Titled Wind Sculpture (SG) I, the sculpture is on exhibition in Central Park at Doris C. Freedman Plaza (7 March – 14 October). Continuing in a similar vein to the Wind Sculpture series initiated in 2013, this particular sculpture begins a second generation within the body of work, with a much larger and more complex structure and rippled surface, painted in turquoise, red, and orange.

Kambalu, Shonibare and Thomas exhibit at the Taub Museum of Art in Virginia

Works by Samson Kambalu, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Hank Willis Thomas are included on a major group exhibition, titled Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, at the Taubman Museum of Art (3 March – 2 September). Featuring over 100 artworks created from various media, the exhibition seeks to investigates the universal conversation surrounding migration, history, race and representation in art being made today. The artworks illustrate how artists use their art to reference their own home countries whilst developing narratives that embrace global histories.

Various artists on a traveling group exhibition in Albuquerque

Five Goodman Gallery artists – Kudzanai Chiurai, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Mikhael Subotzky (in collaboration with Patrick Waterhouse) and Hank Willis Thomas – feature on Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design, a group exhibition hosted by Albuquerque Museum in the United States (3 February – 6 May). The exhibition offers a vision of Africa in the twenty-first century as a place of unbounded optimism, rapid growth, and massive cultural transformation and presents the continent as a hub of experimentation that generates innovative design approaches and solutions with worldwide relevance.

Yinka Shonibare MBE receives a grant from the prestigious VIA Art Fund

Yinka Shonibare MBE is one of three artists, alongside Tacita Dean and Zanele Muholi, to be awarded a grant from the Boston-based cultural project organisation, VIA Art Fund. The monies obtained from the award will be used to help realise Shonibare MBE‘s The American Library, a room-sized installation containing over 6 000 batik covered books at the Cleveland Public Library for FRONT International which opens in July 2018.


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