Yinka Shonibare CBE (RA)

Dreaming Rich, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong, China 2013

November 9th - January 9th 2014

HONG KONG – Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong by renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE RA; Dreaming Rich, opening on 19 November. The exhibition continues Shonibare’s exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism with a series of all-new works commenting on Hong Kong’s modern-day relationships with labour, power and wealth. page1image11224

Dreaming Rich is a characteristically exuberant and colourful critique of wealth, which simultaneously acknowledges society’s complicity with it. Shonibare’s questioning of cultural and national definitions is a pertinent one for Hong Kong, whose identity has been affected by the conflicting influences of Chinese and British colonialism. The exhibition offers a social commentary on Hong Kong’s fascination with luxury commodities, and how those have come in part a medium for social identity. 


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