monte carlo: looking up...

tired of the ritz and glitz of the french riviera? then check into the nouveau musée national de monaco for a different kind of splendour. it is here where anglo-nigerian artist extraordinaire yinka shonibare serves up a visual spectacle dubbed looking up... [on until jan 16 - 2011]. the artist has a multiculturalist artistic vision and explores colonialism and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation alongside issues such as race and class, through painting, sculpture, photography and also film. for this elaborate exhibition the artist has made use of artefacts from a number of [private] collections from both monaco and abroad. location: 17 avenue princess grace [monte carlo]. © yinka shonibare + stephen friedman gallery [london] + james cohan gallery [new york] - un ballo in maschera - video