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Yinka Shonibare MBE, Adam and Eve 2013
Mannequins, Dutch wax cotton textile, fibreglass, wire and steel baseplate, 285x230x115cm. Copyright the artist
Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman gallery, London and Blain | Southern, Berlin
Photo by Christian Glaeser, 2014.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Recreating The Pastoral
CARLOW • VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art • 6 February - 19 June 2016
British-based, Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE, whose art explores the relationship between African identity and European colonialism is best known for working with visual symbols, especially the richly patterned Dutch wax fabric, produced in Europe for a West African market, which he uses in a wide range of applications.
Recreating The Pastoral draws the viewer through a series of installations which juxtapose elements of elaborate 18th and 19th Century European dress and courtly behaviour with contemporary political sensitivities expressed through Shonibare's use of Dutch wax cotton cloth, itself a culturally ambiguous material replete with a colonial history of appropriation.The installations question Euro-centric histories, and are a powerful expression of the complexities inherent in contemporary discourse on post-colonialism and identity. Shonibare's Jardin d'Amour mimics the frivolity and excess of 18th Century Europe. The theatrical staging of works, framed within an elaborate artificial maze draw references to the colonial relationship to landscape, and the control and creation of spaces for pleasure by a powerful elite.
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art Website
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Old Dublin Road
Tel: 353 59 917 2400
Andrew Folan: Imago, 1999
Stack of 90 etchings on 640 g paper
23 x 35.8 x 35.8 cm
Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art
Donation, Gordon Lambert Trust, 1999
Approaches to Paper
DUBLIN • Irish Museum of Modern Art • 19 November 2015 - 2 May 2016
|Approaches to Paper explores the material qualities of paper and the significance of preparatory work in studio practice. The exhibition offers a snapshot of the scope of artistic attitudes towards the subject of drawing and working on/with paper. The works on display range from preparatory works on paper for existing sculptures to the book as object and motif, animation film and paper măché. |
Artists include Edward Allington, Andrew Folan, Antony Gormley, Alice Maher, Hughie O’Donoghue, Kiki Smith, Kara Walker and Hermione Wiltshire. There is a special focus on the studio practice of veteran British sculptor Bill Woodrow who has lent preparatory and other works from his studio that situate his work from the 1980s to present day.
Irish Museum of Modern Art Website
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Royal Hospital, Kilmainham
Tel: (353) 1 61 29 900
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