New Work: Yinka Shonibare, MBE - A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child
October 31, 2008 – January 18, 2009
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, British-born of Nigerian parents, is best known for installations and photographs reflecting the legacy of 19th century colonialism. He creates mise-en-scénes of headless mannequins in Victorian attire of wax-printed African fabrics, produced in Britain and the Netherlands. The missing identities play into his fashion/fabric/production correlations.
Photo credit: Yinka Shonibare, MBE, detail from A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child. Courtesy of the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Realized with assistance from Miami Art Museum.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child is organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by Assistant Director for Programs/Senior Curator Peter Boswell as part of New Work, a series of projects by leading contemporary artists. It is supported by the Funding Arts Network, Marilyn Holifield and Marvin Holloway, Akerman Senterfitt, and MAM’s Annual Exhibition Fund.