22 September - 4 November 2023

Yinka Shonibare CBE

Ritual Ecstasy of the Modern
    “We are going through a kind of African renaissance moment now, too, so I wanted to understand the origins of how Black culture became fashionable in Western modernism. I am kind of revisiting how the power of African aesthetics managed to inspire a whole movement in the west.”

    Cristea Roberts Gallery is pleased to present Ritual Ecstasy of the Modern by Yinka Shonibare CBE. New collaged prints and never-before-seen editioned sculptures of African ritual masks will be unveiled alongside earlier works featuring the motif of the all-American cowboy and symbols of the British empire.

    Showcasing Shonibare’s evolving printmaking practice over the past seven years, this exhibition also marks the artist’s first solo show with the gallery.

    To register your interest in the new works by Yinka Shonibare CBE that will be exhibited in Ritual Ecstasy of the Modern please contact us directly via [email protected].

    New works coming soon. To register your interest in the new prints and sculptures please contact us directly via [email protected]

    Top image: Yinka Shonibare CBE; Modern Spiritual II (detail), 2023

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