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Yinka Shonibare MBE / edited by Rachel Kent.

Edition:
Revised and updated edition.
Published/Created:
London ; New York : Prestel, 2014.
Physical Description:
231 pages plates : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Holdings:
Reference Library
NJ18.Sh645 A12 2014a (LC) Oversize
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Notes:
"This edition is a revised and expanded version of a catalogue published in 2008 on the occasion of the exhibition Yinka Shonibare MBE, organized and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (now the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia)."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Newly revised and updated, this authoritative book presents the exciting, ironic, and often subversive work of Yinka Shonibare MBE, one of the stars of the international art scene. Born in London and raised in Nigeria, Shonibare employs a diverse range of media--from sculpture, painting, and installation to photography and film--to probe matters of race, class, cultural identity, and history. He is perhaps best known for his signature use of a colorful "African" batik fabric that actually originated in Indonesia and was introduced to Africa in the19th century by British and Dutch colonizers. Incorporated into Victorian costumes, covering sculptures of extraterrestrials, or stretched like canvas for paintings, these vibrant textiles cleverly challenge issues of origin and authenticity. This book--the most comprehensive resource available on Shonibare--presents the best work of the London-based artist's career, including his high-profile project for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square and other innovative public sculptures. Whether lampooning Victorian propriety or commenting on what it means to be an "alien," Shonibare makes art that challenges straightforward interpretations"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
ART -- Individual Artists -- Monographs.
Modern konst.
Shonibare, Yinka, 1962-
Shonibare, Yinka, 1962- -- Exhibitions.
Shonibare, Yinka, 1962- artist.
Form/Genre:
Exhibition catalogs.
Contributors:
Kent, Rachel. Time and transformation in the art of Yinka Shonibare MBE.
Hobbs, Robert Carleton, 1946- Politics of representation.
Downey, Anthony. Setting the stage.
Shonibare, Yinka, 1962- Works. Selections.
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  • Time and Transformation in the Art of Yinka Shonibare MBE / Rachel Kent
  • Yinka Shonibare MBE : The Politics of Representation / Robert Hobbs
  • Setting the Stage / Yinka Shonibare MBE in Conversation with Anthony Downey.