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A printed cotton sheet blowing in the wind?

No, this is a lacquered bronze statue by the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare (b. 1962), two meters tall and officially named 'Wind Sculpture in Bronze 1". You can see it in full size in both WS. It is the third and latest acquisition for the new sculpture park growing by one piece a year on Djurg錼den island in Stockholm. It has been here since late May this year.

Quoting Wikipedia, Yinka Shonibare "explores cultural identity, colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation."

The information sign placed beside the sculpture describes the sculpture as being made "in the form of a large three-dimensional textile" with "abstracted leaf patterns across the entire surface. This is a reference to Dutch wax fabrics a signature of Shonibare's art".

"The mixed origins of the fabric factory-made by the Dutch, based on Indonesian batiks sold to Britain's West African colonies, embraced there and considered in the world's eyes as authentic African products, make a perfect vehicle to inspire conversations about our multi-layered identities and global interdependence".

Don't forget the WS to see the entire sculpture.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12865 W: 572 N: 24605] (104510)
  • Genre: 风景
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2022-07-13
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2022-07-28 0:18
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