It is with the greatest pride that we announce internationally acclaimed artist, Yinka Shonibare MBE, as the Keynote Artist for ART X Lagos 2018.
|Yinka Shonibare MBE, MATERIAL II, 2018. Bronze sculpture, hand-painted with Dutch wax pattern (100 x 63 x 77 cm). Image courtesy of the artist and Blain Southern, London. Photographer: Stephen White|
“Yinka Shonibare MBE is a British Nigerian artist who works across the media of painting, sculpture, photography, and filmmaking. He is a master of technical and visual versatility, well known for his embrace of richly patterned Dutch wax textiles, which are applied to the surface of canvases and three-dimensional landscapes, fashioned into elaborate period costumes upon headless mannequins, and used to clothe performers in sweeping cinematic tableaux.”
_Rachel Kent (Author)
At the third edition of ART X Lagos, Yinka Shonibare MBE will be celebrated with an exhibition exploring his career highlights, curated by Missla Libsekal. Yinka will also speak in conversation with art historian, critic and curator, Chika Okeke-Agulu, at the fair on Sunday 4th November at 3 pm. This will undoubtedly be a highlight of the ART X Lagos weekend.
It is truly a pleasure to be able to inform you of the best of contemporary art event, through globally celebrated artists such as Yinka Shonibare MBE.
Watch ART X’s recent interview with Yinka here
We look forward to seeing you next month, from 2nd to 4th November!
Tickets now available, visit www.artxlagos.com
And After You’ve Bought Your Tickets…