Yinka Shonibare's Earth Kid (Boy), 2020 exhibit will be available in the Scholz Family Gallery at the Snite Museum of Art from September 18 through December 11.
Since the early 2000s, Shonibare has developed an iconic body of work that addresses compelling social and political issues. Shonibare addresses the pressing theme of climate change and the fragilities of the environment in Earth Kid (Boy). He emphasizes the role of youth across the world to combat global excess, geographic and cultural inequalities, and climate change.
Yinka Shonibare,CBE, RA (British-Nigerian, born 1962), Earth Kid (Boy), 2020, Fiberglass mannequin, Dutch waxprinted cotton textile, globe, brass, steel baseplate, netted bag and found objects, 51 5/8 x 28 3/4 x 33 7/8 inches. Walter R. Beardsley Endowment for Contemporary Art, Collection of the Snite Museum of Art, 2020.017. Photograph courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Originally published at forum2021.conductor.nd.edu.