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Yinka Shonibare MBE at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art

Work by Yinka Shonibare MBE is included on the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art’s latest permanent exhibition, titled Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts (opening 4 November). The exhibition is the largest long-term presentation of the Museum’s permanent collection to date, and aims to represent the broadest possible range of Africa’s creative visual expressions, featuring over 300 artworks by over 30 named artists. Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts is the museum’s first exhibition to offer broad thematic connections between works from across the spectrum of times, places, and media represented in the museum’s holdings.

Yinka Shonibare MBE on group exhibition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Shonibare’s Butterfly Kid (Boy) II features on the Athr Gallery’s group exhibition, We Are Not Alone, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (17 October – 16 November). Organised by the British Council as part of its Contemporary Collective initiative to develop a new generation of curators from the Middle East, the exhibition is curated by six women from Saudi Arabia – Reem Aljalhami, Dalia Fatani, Raneen Bukhari, Maryam Bilal, Solafa Rawas and Thahab Alosaimi. The exhibition “explores shared feelings and anxieties, expressed through the familiar, the peculiar, the uncanny and the transcendental, with art acting as a medium to start conversations that matter to young people in Saudi Arabia and communities around the world,” explains Alosaimi.

Yinka Shonibare MBE speaks at the Arts Out Loud Festival

In his presentation and speech at the Arts Out Loud Festival at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire (22 – 24 September), Yinka Shonibare MBE (23 September) discusses how his artworks and practice can be seen as powerful expressions of the complexities inherent within contemporary discourses on post-colonialism and identity.

Various artists on inaugural group show at Zeitz MOCAA

Nine Goodman Gallery artists – Ghada Amer, Hasan and Husain Essop, Kendell Geers, Samson Kambalu, William Kentridge, Liza Lou, Misheck Masamvu, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Hank Willis Thomas – are included on the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) inaugural exhibition,_ All things being equal…_, in Cape Town (22 September – 19 February). The launch of Zeitz MOCAA marks the opening of the first major museum in Africa dedicated to contemporary art. This show is the first in the museum’s initiative to host international exhibitions, while developing educational and enrichment programmes, encouraging intercultural understanding and facilitating access for all.


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