Feb 23rd 2021

Yinka Shonibare CBE

@ School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Opening Tuesday, February 23rd, from 12PM - 1:30PM

Join us live for a virtual conversation between artist Yinka Shonibare CBE and Delinda Collier, associate professor of art history, theory, and criticism and interim dean of graduate studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, followed by an audience Q&A.

Link to join via Zoom: https://saic-edu.zoom.us/j/89817000737

Passcode: SAICVAP

The interdisciplinary practice of London-based artist Yinka Shonibare CBE uses citations of Western art history and literature to question the validity of contemporary cultural and national identities within the context of globalization. Through examining race, class, and the construction of cultural identity, his works comment on the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe and their respective economic and political histories.

Presented in partnership with SAIC’s Wellness Center and Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

This event will be live captioned by CART. For additional access requests, including ASL interpretation or audio description, visit saic.edu/access.

Image: Yinka Shonibare CBE, Gallantry and Criminal Conversation, 2002, dimensions variable, eleven life-size fiberglass mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, metal and wood cases, leather, wood, steel. Courtesy the artist, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, and James Cohan Gallery, New York. Photo: Jenni Carter.

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