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Yinka Shonibare MBE ( RA) End of Empire

Glynn Vivian is delighted to be exhibiting Yinka Shonibare’s powerful work exploring themes of conflict, empire and migration in the centenary year of the end of theFirst World War. Coinciding with Marc Rees’s Now The Hero commissioned for 14-18NOW, Shonibare’s sculptural work End of Empire explores how alliances forged in the First World War changed British society forever, and continue to affect us today. The work features two figures dressed in the artist’s signature bright and patterned fabrics, their globe-heads highlighting the countries involved in the First World War.Seated on a Victorian see-saw, the entire work slowly pivots in the gallery space, offering a metaphor for dialogue, balance and conflict, while symbolising the possibility of compromise and resolution between two opposing forces.

Preview: 5-8pm

Opening Times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Free Event