The culturally cool art in your city
There are some great new art exhibitions on around the country. These are three eclectic examples we think you should make an effort to catch
There are some great new art exhibitions on around the country. The FM has chosen three eclectic examples we think you should make an effort to catch. Yinka Shonibare MBE: Ruins Decorated, Goodman Gallery, Joburg With his use of everything from fabric to film, London-born and Lagos-raised Shonibare will, with his new show, make you think about narratives of power and reinvention in relation to the rise and fall of Western empires and Africa’s struggles for independence.
The African Library is an installation worth taking particular note of. It reflects on the contributions of people such as Kwame Nkrumah and Nelson Mandela to African independence struggles after World War 2. For this piece, 5,000 books were covered in "African" textiles. They bear the names of post-independence African presidents and famous Africans in literature, science, music, art, engineering and theatre, as well as pro-African Europeans. It’s the first time that this version of The African Library will be...