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Monday, June 29, 2009

YINKA SHONIBARE MCA exhibition begins stateside tour

Gallantry and Criminal Conversation, 2002
Courtesy the artist and the Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

A developed retrospective of YINKA SHONIBARE MBE's work is currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The exhibition was originally organized by MCA Sydney and curated by Rachel Kent.

Mr. Shonibare (who is British-Nigerian) has come to represent 'Post-colonial art' of the late 90's and early 00's. His work 'Gallantry and Criminal Conversation' 2002 was praised and analysed around the world when included in Documenta 11 in the same year and the 2004 Turner Prize. The exhibition's next stop is the National Museum of African Art at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.

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