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Yinka Shonibare @ Stephen Friedman Gallery

4 June 2021 - 31 July 2021

The exhibition, African Spirits of Modernism, comprises quilts, sculptures and a series of African masks that engage with Yinka Shonibare’s own identity as a ‘post-colonial hybrid’. The works are accompanied by archival material that captures the burgeoning interest in African art in Paris in the 1920s.

Playfully described by the artist as “Picasso in reverse”, this body of new work explores the relationship between African aesthetics and western modernist expression by juxtaposing icons of classical European antiquity with African artefacts from Picasso’s collection.


Stephen Friedman Gallery @ Frieze London
Stand D3, Regents Park
London, United Kingdom
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