Yinka Shonibare’s Victorian Children

I saw some of Yinka Shonibare’s wonderful work at the Museum of Art in Santa Barbara this past spring. He’s currently got a similar exhibit up at the Brooklyn Museum, though his “Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play” is particularly great, because it makes use of the Museum’s oft-overlooked period rooms. Shonibare has given new life to the installations by peppering the rooms with Victorian children playing, sometimes requiring visitors to explore the spaces differently in order to find them.  Even better, his process itself is being characterized as playful.

More on the exhibition here.

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