Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA)

Upcoming

The Chatsworth Festival - ART OUT LOUD

22–24 September 2017 · Talks by artists, curators and writers

ART OUT LOUD is a festival of talks by artists, curators and writers held over three days in the theatre at Chatsworth and in a marquee on the South Lawn.

This year, to tie in with House Style: Five Centuries of Fashion, Art Out Loud is thrilled to be including leading figures from the world of fashion.

ART OUT LOUD 2017 aims to provide ‘something for everyone’ while, at the same time, offering in-depth insights into the work of some extraordinary individual artists, curators and writers.

On Saturday 23rd September at 2.30pm–3.30pm on South Lawn, Yinka Shonibare will be in conversation with art critic and broadcaster Alastair Sooke.

More details on the ART OUT LOUD programme are available here

 

 

'Mrs Pinckney and the Emancipated Birds of South Carolina' 2017
'Mrs Pinckney and the Emancipated Birds of South Carolina' 2017

Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World

Kensington Palace: 22 June - 12 November 2017

Specially commissioned new artwork by Yinka Shonibare MBE: Mrs Pinckney and the Emancipated Birds of South Carolina, 2017

Exhibition: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World at Yale Center for British Art and Kensington Palace

This exhibition will explore the story of three remarkable German princesses: Caroline of Ansbach, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, and Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz, all of whom married into the British royal family in the eighteenth century. Caroline and Charlotte became queens consort to George II and George III respectively; Princess Augusta never achieved this distinction but held the titles of Princess of Wales and Princess Dowager, and was mother to King George III.

Through their wide-ranging intellectual, social, and political interests, Caroline, Augusta, and Charlotte helped to shape court culture and the age in which they lived, and would leave a lasting legacy. They encouraged the greatest philosophers, scientists, artists, and architects of the day; and they brought art, music, dance, enlightened conversation, and experimentation into the palaces and royal gardens, and supported industry, trade, and imperial ambition. The exhibition will include many important works of art and manufacture, which belonged to these women and their families, or were commissioned by them. Works by Hans Holbein, William Kent, Allan Ramsay, Sir Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, Thomas Gainsborough, Johan Zoffany, and many more will be on display. Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World is a collaboration between Historic Royal Palaces and the Yale Center for British Art. It will be on view at the Center in spring 2017 and then at Kensington Palace from June 22 to November 12, 2017. The lead curator is Joanna Marschner, Senior Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, assisted by Samantha Howard, Curatorial Assistant. The organizing curator at the Center is Amy Meyers, Director, who is assisted by Lisa Ford, Assistant Director of Research; Glenn Adamson, Senior Research Associate; and Tyler Griffith, Postdoctoral Research Associate.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication of the same title, a beautifully illustrated catalogue of works edited by Joanna Marschner, with the assistance of David Bindman and Lisa Ford. Co-published with Historic Royal Palaces in association with Yale University Press, the book will feature contributions by an international team of scholars.
 
 
 

 

 

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