Michelle Kuo, with contributions by Pennina Barnett and Tanya Harrod
Celebrated British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE is renowned for his eye-popping use of colour and pattern in works that play with ideas of cultural appropriation. Shonibare has long been interested in exploring art historical and postcolonial themes whilst pushing the boundaries of accepted ‘good taste’.
This publication offers a unique insight into Shonibare’s world-view. Provocatively riffing on Adolf Loos’s highly influential anti-decoration lecture, Ornament and Crime the artist selects works from the Arts Council Collection and other major collections that surprise us, dazzle us, and make us think. Ranging from sculpture and painting to fashion and design, these works tell a story of objects that refuse to be confined.
Published alongside a touring show at Attenborough Arts, Leicester (21 September – 16 December 2018); RAMM, Exeter (19 January – 16 March 2019); Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (5 April – 16 June 2019); Southampton Art Gallery (27 June – 28 September 2019).
January 22, 2019
80 pages, 6.5 x 9 inches
Hayward Gallery Publishing