Yinka Shonibare MBE: Material Positions Conference

Venue: Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Date:  Thursday 27 June 2013

The School of Art Design and Architecture, in association with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, has organised this one-day conference to explore the history and development of the work of Yinka Shonibare MBE, and its position in the global culture and politics of contemporary art and design today. The conference, to be held at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, accompanies ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Fabric-ation’, the UK’s most extensive exhibition to date of work in sculpture, film, photography and painting from 2002-2013 by the internationally renowned Anglo-Nigerian artist.

Keynote speakers are Angela McRobbie, Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Carol Tullock Professor in Visual, Material and Diaspora Studies at the University of the Arts, London. Topics include the location of Shonibare’s work within the black and Asian British art-world, his engagement with fashion, textiles and ‘design culture’ and with maritime art and empire. The conference includes a tour of the exhibition so this is a unique opportunity to hear Shonibare’s practice discussed by leading scholars, curators and practitioners in the presence of the artist’s work.

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