Berlin; Blain Southern Gallery; Yinka Shonibare MBE “Making Eden”

by Venetia Kapernekas


preview opening; “Making Eden” Blain Southern  opened the first solo exhibition in Berlin by internationally acclaimed artist Yinka Shonibare MBE ; followed by a great dinner at Grill Royal 


photo@courtesy of artist and Blain Southern “Adam and Eve”, 2013

Bringing together a body of entirely new work across two floors of the gallery, Making Eden explores the theme of revolution, drawing a stark contrast between the utopian ideals inherent in anarchic action and the darker realities of its consequences. Particularly pertinent in today’s global climate of social and political disillusionment, Shonibare explores both historical and contemporary cycles of revolution, seeking to demonstrate the destructive patterns of human behaviour that repeat themselves across time. (excerpt from gallery press release)

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…….Yinka Shonibare MBE has been elected a Royal Academician, alongside sculptors Tim Shaw and Neil Jeffries. He joins the governing body of the Royal Academy of Arts, London, as a representative of the category of sculpture. This governing body is comprised of 80 practising painters, sculptors, engravers, printmakers, draughtsmen and architects

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