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Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Making Eden



<P>Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Revolution Kid (Calf), 2012Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, fibreglass, leather taxidermy calf head, Blackberry and 24 carat gold gilded gun and rope, 144.8 x 127 x 127 cm / (57 x 50 x 50 in)Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014©the artist and courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern</P>

Yinka Shonibare, MBE, Revolution Kid (Calf), 2012
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, fibreglass, leather taxidermy calf head, Blackberry and 24 carat gold gilded gun and rope, 144.8 x 127 x 127 cm / (57 x 50 x 50 in)
Photo: Christian Glaeser, 2014
©the artist and courtesy of the artist and Blain|Southern

Yinka Shonibare, MBE: Making Eden
GERMANY
BERLIN  •  Blain|Southern  •  15 February - 19 April 2014
 
Blain|Southern presents Making Eden, the first solo gallery exhibition in Berlin by British-based, Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE, whose art explores the relationship between African identity and European colonialism. Shonibare 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

Bringing together a body of entirely new work across two floors of Blain|Southern's Berlin gallery, Making Eden explores the theme of revolution, drawing a stark contrast between the utopian ideals inherent in anarchic action and the darker realities of its consequences. Particularly pertinent in today’s global climate of social and political disillusionment, Shonibare explores both historical and contemporary cycles of revolution, seeking to demonstrate the destructive patterns of human behaviour that repeat themselves across time.

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Contact: Blain|Southern
Potsdamer Straße 77–87
10785 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 64 49 31 510

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