A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE

2 March–29 September 2019

Exhibition Overview

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Yinka Shonibare CBE (British/Nigerian, b. 1962) Diary of a Victorian Dandy: 19.00 hours, 1998. Series of five chromogenic photographs. 48 x 72 inches. From the Collection of Amy and John Phelan.

The inaugural exhibition in the Driehaus Museum’s new contemporary art series focuses on Yinka Shonibare CBE, an artist who draws on history, politics, and fashion influences to explore and critique our understanding of the past with equal doses of humor, irony and theatrics playfully woven in. This exhibition features the artist’s earlier work, from photography series to sculpture installations. It is presented within the context of one of America’s great Gilded Age mansions - the Driehaus Museum’s home - creating compelling juxtapositions that will reveal new perspectives on both the art and its setting.

(Image © Yinka Shonibare CBE, courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York.)

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