The British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE (1962 London, UK) makes work that scrutinizes the legacy of Western colonialism and its lingering traces. His theatrical and subversive installations featuring headless figures in historical costumes made of colorful batik fabrics are often based on episodes from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which he transforms into tragicomic tableaux vivants. The retrospective presents around sixty works from the past three decades.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication in German and English.
Supported by British Council
Curators: Thorsten Sadowsky and Marijana Schneider