|Titre :||Yinka Shonibare : Double Dutch|
|Auteurs :||Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen (Rotterdam) ; Gabriele Mackert, Directeur de publication, rédacteur en chef ; Jaap Guldemond, Directeur de publication, rédacteur en chef|
|Type de document :||texte imprimé|
|Editeur :||Rotterdam : Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen, 2004|
|Autre Editeur :||Rotterdam : NAi Publishers|
|Format :||144 p. / Broché ; ill. coul. / 27,5 cm|
|Index. décimale :||B (Monographies)|
|Catégories :||AFRIQUE ; ASTRONAUTE ; EXTRATERRESTRE ; INSTALLATION ; MANNEQUIN ; NARRATION ; PHOTOGRAPHIE ; SHONIBARE Yinka, MBE ; TISSU|
Of Nigerian extraction, the artist Yinka Shonibare (b. London, 1962) has in recent years enjoyed growing international fame with his spectacular installations. In his tableaux vivants he dresses black window-dummies in Victorian clothing made of typical African fabrics. These eye-catching textiles are perceived as an expression of African pride, but they are in fact designed in Europe and produced for the African market. This duality is characteristic of Shonibare's work. In his photographic work he also plays with role-switching between classes and castes, between white and black. He himself features in one of his series of photographs as a black Victorian dandy surrounded by white servants. For Shonibare the dandy is a leitmotif, a character who expresses his individuality by challenging the well-to-do with his ambiguous yet alluring charisma.
In a playful, humorous and visually overwhelming way, Shonibare's work tackles important issues in contemporary society, such as multiculturalism, identity, ethnicity and globalization.
Besides photographs of Shonibare's most important works from 1994 onwards, this publication includes a selection of essays written by specialists in various fields, exploring themes which occupy an important place in the artist's oeuvre, such as trade in 'African' batik fabrics, the history of the dandy, sexuality and recreational activities of the Victorian aristocracy, and the rise of modernism in Nigeria. An interview with the artist provides insight into his sources of inspiration and recent artwork which has influenced him. [naipublishers.nl]
|Note de contenu :||Bio/bibliographie|
|Edité à l'occasion de l'exposition :||Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, du 21 février au 25 avril 2004 ; Vienne, Kunsthalle Wien, du 15 mai au 5 septembre 2004|
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