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Yinka Shonibare, MBE: FABRIC–ATION

animal magic from multi-media artist...

Yinka Shonibare, MBE: FABRIC–ATION

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the place to see this varied ensemble; sculpture, film, photography and painting all crop up, including Revolution Fox, part of his Revolution Kids series commenting on African regime change...

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Revolution Kid (Fox Boy), 2012.
Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery

This collection reminds me of an old joke. What do you call a creature in a floral jacket with the body of a man, the head of a fox and a huge gold-plated pistol? Sir! Ahem, sorry, probably a bit early in the day to be polishing off the inexplicably purchased bottle of advocaat that got left after the Christmas party, but someone had to drink it. Anyway, back to this exhibition by Brit artist Yinka Shonibare MBE.

FABRIC-ATION is a collection of work spanning the last ten years from the Nigerian-educated, multi-media Shonibare MBE, who incorporated the Queen’s gong title into his professional name. Featuring some never-seen-before works, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the place to see this varied ensemble; sculpture, film, photography and painting all crop up, including the real answer to my hilarious joke earlier: Revolution Fox, part of his Revolution Kids series commenting on African regime change.

His work will be carefully scattered across the Park’s open spaces, underground gallery, chapel and YSP centre from 2nd March to 1st September.

Yinka Shonibare FABRIC–ATION

Yinka Shonibare MBE, New York Toy Painting (detail), 2012.
Courtesy the artist and James Cohen Gallery, New York

Yinka Shonibare FABRIC–ATION

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Cannonball Heaven, 2011.
Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Yinka Shonibare FABRIC–ATION

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Addio del Passato (film still), 2011.
Courtesy the artist and James Cohen Gallery, New York
and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Yinka Shonibare FABRIC–ATION

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Alien Man on Flying Machine, 2011.
Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney

Yinka Shonibare FABRIC–ATION

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Fake Death Picture (The Suicide – Leonardo Alenza), 2011.
Courtesy the artist and James Cohen Gallery, New York,
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Yinka Shonibare FABRIC–ATION

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Revolution Kid (Fox Boy), 2012.
Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery

Yinka Shonibare FABRIC–ATION

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Alien Man on Flying Machine, 2011.
Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney

All images courtesy of YSP

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