Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA)

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

30th June - 20th August, 2017

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - Yinka Shonibare's Exhibited Work's and details on his curated room.

In addition to exhibiting his 'Wind Sculpture VI' in the Royal Academy Courtyard, his figurative scultpure 'Venus de' Medici' 2017 in room VI, his two paintings 'Angel (Red)', 2016 in the Central Hall and 'Angel (Turquoise)', 2016 in room III, and his screenprint 'Ballet Africa', 2017 in the Lecture Room, Yinka Shonibare has also curated room VI for this years Summer Exhibition.

Shonibare sought to spotlight diversity in this year's Summer Exhibition, inviting artists from a wide variety of nationalities and backgrounds to show works. Although new to the Royal Academy, some are well established elsewhere, while others are emerging artists at the start of their careers, seeking languages that are relevant to their individual circumstances. Shonibare showcases works by artists such as Hassan Hajjaj, Tomoaki Suzuki, Abe Odedina, Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga, Samson Kambalu, and many more..

"Almost 250 years ago, the RA’s founding members agreed to hold an “Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculptures and Designs … open to all Artists”, to help finance the training of young artists in the Royal Academy Schools. Now, nearly 250 years later, ahead of our big anniversary in 2018, Royal Academician Eileen Cooper, explores themes of discovery and new talent from her unique position as Keeper of the Royal Academy – the Academician who is responsible for supporting and guiding the students. 

Cooper takes on the mantle of coordinating the largest open submission exhibition in the world, hanging over 1,200 works by artists established and lesser-known in the space of just eight days. Don’t miss work by internationally renowned artists Rosemarie Trockel, Julian Schnabel, Hassan Hajjaj, Secundino Hernández, Isaac Julien, Tomoaki Suzuki, Mark Wallinger and Sean Scully RA, as well as submissions by new Royal Academicians including Gilbert & George and David Adjaye. Other highlights include Yinka Shonibare RA’s six metre high colourful wind sculpture in the RA Courtyard, and Farshid Moussavi RA’s unique focus on construction coordination drawings in the Architecture Gallery."

 

 

'Wind Sculpture VI' 2014
'Wind Sculpture VI' 2014
Image Courtesy of Artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photographer: Stephen White
'Winged Victory of Samothrace', 2017
'Winged Victory of Samothrace', 2017
Image Courtesy of Artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photographer: Stephen White
Room VI - Yinka Shonibare's Curated Room
Room VI - Yinka Shonibare's Curated Room
Image Courtesy of Artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery. Photographer: Stephen White
'Ballet Africa' 2017
'Ballet Africa' 2017
Screen print with glaze on hand-deckled Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm paper
'Angel (Red)', 2016
'Angel (Red)', 2016
Unique ten colour silkscreen acrylic print and full colour digital print on canvas
'Angel (Turquoise)', 2016
'Angel (Turquoise)', 2016
Unique nine colour silkscreen acrylic print and full colour digital print on canvas
 
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