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Goodman Gallery Looks Ahead With Yinka Shonibare MBE

Yinka Shonibare MBE, The Pursuit, 2007. Two fiberglass life-size mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton textiles, shoes, coir matting, artificial silk flowers, mixed media. 162 x 161 x 200 cm (male figure), 169 x 190 x 140 cm (female figure). Image: Goodman Gallery

The Pursuit, one of the amazing works by Yinka Shonibare MBE, who will now be represented by Goodman Gallery of South Africa.  Image: Goodman Gallery

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Yinka Shonibare MBE, Samson Kambalu, Paulo Nazareth, and Grada Kilomba join South African’s Goodman Gallery, which also represents other important modern and contemporary African artists.

BY KAZAD

SOUTH AFRICAYinka Shonibare MBE, Samson Kambalu, Paulo Nazareth, and Grada Kilomba will now be represented by South African’s Goodman Gallery. With the announcement made last week, the artists join a list of important artists represented by Goodman Gallery, including Ghada Amer, Candice Breitz, William Kentridge, and Hank Willis.

For many industry watchers, this is an important move by Goodman Gallery. Liza Easser, the gallery’s director agrees: “These interdisciplinary artists produce work at the Nexus of contemporary art and social action,” she said in a statement.

Shonibare’s is an important artist who is well-known across the globe.   His works presently on display in the Diaspora pavilion at Venice Biennale is gaining a lot of attention. His work Crash Willy was also one of the top sellers at the recent Sotheby’s auction of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London.

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Kilomba who has made a name for herself in the global art circle is no doubt an important addition to Goodman Gallery stable. Her upcoming show at the Portugal’s Serralves Museum of Art in June is already generating keen interest in the art world. An interdisciplinary artists and writer, her work focus on trauma, memory, race, gender, and the impact of colonialism on the colonized.Expectations are high for these artists who have made a name for themselves in the global art market.  “We look forward to having them further the gallery’s role as a major force in platforming reformative ideas and subversive use of

Expectations are high for these artists who have made a name for themselves in the global art market.  “We look forward to having them further the gallery’s role as a major force in platforming reformative ideas and subversive use of artistic practice,”  Liza Easser said.

‘UN BALLO IN MASCHERA (A MASKED BALL)’ 2004 (CLIP)

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