Yinka Shonibare MBE Takes Brooklyn



Yinka Shonibare's retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum opened last week and was bound to be epic, we just weren't sure how epically naughty the London-based artist would go with it. Shonibare's work has always toyed with historical themes—more specifically colonialism—and the artist is known for his ghostly headless mannequins dressed in the traditional Dutch wax fabric that's worn across Africa. Scramble for Africa, his famous roundtable re-enactment of the slicing and dicing of the continent, is in the exhibit as well as some of his flirtier, more erm, backbending pieces. Check out the exhibit for free this Saturday between 5pm-11pm and head out to the museum parking lot where Cosmo Baker will be spinning between 9pm-11pm.


Yinka Shonibare MBE Takes Brooklyn