yinka shonibare MBE: champagne kids at pearl lam galleries
yinka shonibare, MBE
champagne kid (stepping), 2013
unique life-size mannequin, dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, resin, chair, globe and cristal champagne bottle
158 x 78 x 98cm
courtesy of pearl lam galleries © yinka shonibare MBE

 

 

 

yinka shonibare
pearl lam galleries, hong kong
november 19, 2013 through january 9, 2014

 

 

british-nigerian artist yinka shonibare, MBE presents ‘dreaming rich’, his first solo show in hong kong at pearl lam galleries. through his determined artistic exploration of cultural themes like identity, colonialism and post-colonialism, shonibare immerses visitors to the exhibition in a sculptural party, featuring well-dressed, vibrantly patterned abstract figures drinking throughout the space. three ‘champagne kid’ sculptures with globe-shaped heads swing from chairs attached to the gallery walls, do handstands, and climb on furniture — all while holding cristal champagne bottles. the immaculately clothed, drunken mannequin youths are the creative incarnation of the corruption, excess and debauchery that have, in part, lead to the current economic crisis. the work is a colorful critique of the tainted luxury and greed that has led the world into a critical state.

 

 

yinka shonibare MBE: champagne kids at pearl lam galleries
yinka shonibare, MBE
champagne kid (stepping), 2013
unique life-size mannequin, dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, resin, chair, globe and cristal champagne bottle
158 x 78 x 98cm
courtesy of pearl lam galleries © yinka shonibare MBE

 

 

yinka shonibare MBE: champagne kids at pearl lam galleries
yinka shonibare, MBE
champagne kid (balancing), 2013
unique life-size mannequin, dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, resin, chair, globe and cristal champagne bottle
188 x 74 x 90cm
courtesy of pearl lam galleries © yinka shonibare MBE

 

 

yinka shonibare MBE: champagne kids at pearl lam galleries
yinka shonibare, MBE
champagne kid (balancing), 2013
unique life-size mannequin, dutch wax printed cotton textile, leather, resin, chair, globe and cristal champagne bottle
188 x 74 x 90cm
courtesy of pearl lam galleries © yinka shonibare MBE

 

 

yinka shonibare MBE: champagne kids at pearl lam galleries
yinka shonibare MBE
champagne kid (swinging), 2013
unique life-size mannequin, dutch wax african printed cotton textile, leather, resin, chair, globe and cristal champagne bottle.
178 x 85 x 76 cm
courtesy of pearl lam galleries © yinka shonibare MBE

 

 

 

yinka shonibare MBE: champagne kids at pearl lam galleries
yinka shonibare MBE
champagne kid (swinging), 2013
unique life-size mannequin, dutch wax african printed cotton textile, leather, resin, chair, globe and cristal champagne bottle.
178 x 85 x 76 cm
courtesy of pearl lam galleries © yinka shonibare MBE