Yinka Shonibare CBE RA - Hybrid Mask II (K’peliye’e) 2021
An artist-led edition by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, the renowned British-Nigerian artist and the coordinator of the 2021 Royal Academy Summer exhibition. Inspired by the artist’s recent series of African masks, the work features one of Shonibare’s signature vibrant Dutch wax batik patterns, exploring the relationship between African aesthetics and western modernist expression.
Yinka Shonibare's sculpture is sold as an edition of 50 and priced at £1,500 + VAT each, with 100% of sales proceeds benefiting the Emerging Curators Fellowship - alongside Deutsche Bank funding.
Mask dimensions (including plinth): 20 x 8 x 8cm (h x w x d), weight 390gm
Following the successful launch in 2020, the Deutsche Bank x Frieze Emerging Curators Fellowship is a new initiative supporting emerging Black and POC curators. The fellowship aims to increase accessibility, representation and social mobility within the arts. The initiative brings together artists and organizations across the non-profit and private sector and creates an opportunity to grow and deepen curatorial practice in some of the UK’s leading public art institutions. The initial fellowship was established in 2020 in partnership with artist Idris Khan and Chisenhale Gallery, a second fellowship was also established with BALTIC.
The 2021 fellow will work with V&A East, the V&A’s new national museum complex currently under construction in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The V&A East fellow will gain significant experience across the museum’s range of expertise, including areas such as community engagement and co- production, and pre-opening programme, gallery and exhibition development. Throughout the 12-18-month fellowship, the fellow will have access to mentoring sessions with the members of the Frieze team and Deutsche Bank business support.
Estimated delivery time: 3-4 weeks