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Magic Ladders, 2013

Yinka Shonibare’s Magic Ladders at the Barnes Foundation

[Leah reviews sculptural work by Yinka Shonibare that connects past societal norms to the present, focusing on big ideas like colonialism and perception of gender and disability — the artblog editors] Yinka Shonibare’s Magic Ladders, currently on view at the Barnes Foundation, treads on new territory for the Barnes on the Parkway. For this contemporary art show, the foundation commissioned new works by Shonibare. It’s the first work the Barnes has commissioned since 1932, when it tasked Henri Matisse with making his famous site-specific mural, “The Dance II“. With this new commission, the Barnes seems to be picking up where ... More » »