Wednesday 2 October 2013

Shonibare goes to Hong Kong…’Dreaming Rich’

British-Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare, MBE, takes his art to Pearl Lam Galleries in Hong Kong, in an apparent first attempt at Chinese art scene, extending his mission of highlighting colonialism to the East.

Titled Dreaming Rich, holding from November 19, 2013 – January 9, 2014, significantly, the exhibits are new works, rendered in the artist’s identity of Dutch wax, challenging the wealth of aristocrat colonialists.

One of Yinka Shonibare's works goint to Hong Kong

A leading piece of the exhibits, Cakeman, expressed in life-sized sculpture depicts an aristocrat dressed in loud Victorian design, typical of the artist’s Dutch wax African batik fabric identity. The work appears to draw attention to the common perception between Africa and China about wealth and colonialism.

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