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Jacolby Satterwhite
Still from Reifying Desire 5 (detail), 2013
HD digital video, color 3-D animation, 8:45 mins. Courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery

News post – Recess toasts to 5 years, Rutgers goes to Red Hook, Amze Emmons in print, opportunities and more!

News   Gregory Walker brings us word that as part of the Henry Box Brown Festival, the Brothers’ Network is hosting a conversation and tour of Yinka Shonibare’s work. The Henry Box Brown Festival celebrates the artistic and social contributions of African men, so this is a wonderful companion to Shonibare’s exhibition currently on display at The Barnes Foundation, and we anticipate that it’s going to create a lot of great conversations around race, culture, gender and class. Recent podcast subject Amze Emmons is one of the featured artists at Stonefox Editions, a professional print studio in Philadelphia, who have just rolled ... More » »

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Lecture on contemporary African textiles at the Barnes

[Andrea learns about African textiles in context with the work of modern artists, including Yinka Shonibare and Grace Ndiritu. — the artblog editors] A substantial crowd gave up a sunny Sunday afternoon on March 23 to hear Alisa La Gamma, curator in charge of the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, speak about current and historical African textiles. The lecture was held in connection with Yinka Shonibare’s exhibition MBE: Ladders, which will be on view at the Barnes Foundation through April 21. The exhibition itself, reviewed for artblog by Leah Koontz, ... More » »

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 » »

Out of Africa: a review of two exhibition catalogs

Yinka Shonibare MBE (Prestel Verlag, Munich, 2008) ISBN 978-3-7913-4123-1 Yinka Shonibare is a contemporary of the Young British Artists and while he exhibited with them, he has never been considered one of the group. Unlike them, he creates work of unapologetic beauty.  Shonibare uses beauty as a hook; it draws audiences for his manipulated, historicist figures and tableaux which play havoc with received notions about post-Enlightenment Europe and reveal the impossibility of separating cultural history from economic history. His work has been increasingly visible in the U.S., especially since the large survey organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney ... More » »