Oct. 31, 2008 - Jan. 18, 2009
Yinka Shonibare, MBE, British-born of Nigerian parents, is best known for installations and photographs reflecting the legacy of 19th century colonialism. He creates mise-en-scénes of headless mannequins in Victorian attire of wax-printed African fabrics, produced in Britain and the Netherlands. The missing identities play into his fashion/fabric/production correlations.
Yinka Shonibare, MBE: A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child is organized by Miami Art Museum and curated by Assistant Director for Programs/Senior Curator Peter Boswell as part of New Work, a series of projects by leading contemporary artists. It is supported by the Funding Arts Network, Marilyn Holifield and Marvin Holloway, Akerman Senterfitt, and MAM’s Annual Exhibition Fund.