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Yinka Shonibare MBE: End of Empire

Glynn Vivian Exhibition

Yinka Shonibare MBE: End of Empire end of empire_6.jpg
22 Sep 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
10.00AM. Ends at 5.00pm
This event is free.
Glynn Vivian
Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ


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 the First World War.

Presented alongside Marc Rees's Nawr Yr Awr/ 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.

Artist Talk: Yinka Shonibare in Conversation
Saturday 13.10.18, 14:30 - 15:30

Booking essential: Tickets £8, £4 concessions with Art pass, NUS, Bus Pass and Passport to Leisure.

Now for More

This event is a part of the Now the Hero series of fringe events under the banner of Now for More happening across Swansea.

Nawr Yr Arwr/Now The Hero uses Brangwyn's British Empire Panels as a springboard for exploring narratives of war, peacetime unity and harmony. The panels offer both an uncompromising vision of the colourful and optimistic possibilities of post war Empire and reveal the tragedy of war hidden behind the fecund and super abundant scenery.

Now for More is a mini festival that will resemble an Art Weekender spread over from Friday 21st to Saturday 29th September. Now For More will involve all of the city's cultural institutions big and small, who each in their own unique way will respond to Nawr Yr Arwr/Now The Hero's main theme - the impact of war and conflict on human relationships and to the panels themselves. Now for More will feature one-off special events, exhibitions, artists' talks, family activities and trails, public artworks, workshops and performances by outstanding contemporary artists in multiple locations across Swansea.

Access to all participating NOW For More venues and projects is FREE.

Yinka Shonibare MBE, End of Empire 2016
Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Turner Contemporary, Margate, Photographer: Stephen White

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