A Tate anunciou a aquisição da instalação The British Library, de Yinka Shonibare CBE, originalmente comissionada pela HOUSE 2014 e pelo Brighton Festival, e exposta na Old Reference Library no Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. The British Library celebra a diversidade da população britânica of the diversity of the British population, containing 6,328 books bound in ‘Dutch wax print’, a fabric characteristically used by the artist in his work. The installation, in which the books are arranged on rows of shelves, also contains an area for audiences to access information about the project on tablets. The work has been purchased with Art Fund support and funds provided by the Tate International Council, the Africa Acquisitions Committee, Wendy Fisher and THE EKARD COLLECTION, 2019.
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