Formerly, "This is Africa/fyeahAfrica".
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A LITTLE ABOUT ME:
Afro-curator, womanist, media studies student, pop culture enthusiast, aspiring journalist, curious amateur photographer, social media guru.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa
From Lagos, Nigeria
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(since Oct. 21st 2012)
Addio del Passato
February 16 - March 24, 2012
“James Cohan Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by British-born Nigerian artist YINKA SHONIBARE MBE opening February 16th and running through March 24th. In this multi-part exhibition of new sculptures, photoworks and the premiere of a new film, Shonibare explores the concept of destiny as it relates to themes of desire, yearning, love, power and sexual repression…Two sculptural installations of costumes constructed in period details with Shonibare’s signature patterned fabric will be displayed alongside the photographs in the main gallery space. Although this fabric has become a signifier of ‘Africanness,’ it is in fact a textile produced by the Dutch with patterns influenced by Indonesian batiks. And therein lays the irony: despite the misunderstanding surrounding the fabric’s cultural origins, it has come to represent a true African identity. The significance of the fabric has provided a conceptual underpinning in Shonibare’s practice since its beginnings.”