Yin­ka Shon­i­bare, MBE: Fabric-Ation

York­shire Sculp­ture Park

Fab­ric-Ation is one of the most exten­sive exhi­bi­tions to date on artist Yin­ka Shon­i­bare CBE, fea­tur­ing pho­tog­ra­phy, sculp­ture, paint­ing and film works from 200320013. This exhi­bi­tion, held at the York­shire Sculp­ture Park, pre­miered two impor­tant new out­door works, Wind Sculp­tures, each mea­sur­ing over six meters in height and rich­ly paint­ed with Shonibare’s sig­na­ture batik fab­ric pat­ter. The com­plex­i­ties of con­tem­po­rary iden­ti­ty, dis­lo­ca­tion, mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism and rev­o­lu­tion are all dis­cussed with­in Shonibare’s prac­tice and reflects his intel­lec­tu­al engage­ment with his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary events and their discourse.

This pub­li­a­tion includes texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Dr Rebec­ca Schnei­der, and Jean Fisher.