Brotherly Love: Yinka Shonibare Exhibits at Barnes Foundation

Yinka Shonibare won an artist’s residency at Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum a decade ago. He returns to the city with “Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders,” on view through April 21 at the Barnes Foundation’s new location by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects. Most of the pieces in the show, among them sculptures and a room installation, feature his trademark vibrant batiks. The three-part centerpiece, Magic Ladders, was commissioned by the Barnes—the ladders’ rungs are books written or read by founder Albert C. Barnes.

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