Yinka Shonibare MBE

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Yinka Shonibare MBE

| Uncategorized | February 10, 2012

The Peloton is immensely proud to have helped produce the latest film work by the artist Yinka Shonibare MBE. The film is part of an exhibition in New York’s James Cohan Gallery which opens February 16th and is running through to March 24th. In this multi-part exhibition of new work, Shonibare explores the concept of destiny as it relates to themes of desire, yearning, love, power and sexual repression.

The film, Addio Del Passato, (“so closes my sad story”) features the character of Frances Nisbet, Lord Nelson’s estranged wife, singing the eponymous aria from the last act of Verdi’s opera La Traviata. Shonibare finds a parallel in the story of Nelson’s betrayal of his wife and his passionate love affair with Lady Hamilton to the feelings of loss and yearning as expressed by the opera’s heroine Violetta on the eve of her death.

Yinka Shonibare MBE lives and works in London, UK. He received the prestigious Fourth Plinth Commission in Trafalgar Square from the Mayor of London in 2009.

The Peloton is a video production company that specialises in business communication.

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