19 November, 2013–9 January, 2014

Dreaming Rich

Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) solo exhibition

Hong Kong


HONG KONG, 30 September, 2013 – Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to present the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong by renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE; Dreaming Rich, opening on 19 November (Press Preview 18 November, 2013, 3-5pm). The exhibition continues Shonibare’s exploration of colonialism and post-colonialism with a series of all new works commenting on Hong Kong’s modernday relationships with labour, power and wealth.

Dreaming Rich is a characteristically exuberant and colourful critique of wealth, which simultaneously acknowledges society’s complicity with it. Shonibare’s questioning of cultural and national definitions is a pertinent one for Hong Kong, whose identity has been affected by the conflicting influences of Chinese and British colonialism. The exhibition offers a social commentary on Hong Kong’s fascination withluxury commodities, and how those have come in part a medium for social identity.

Selected works

News & Press

18 Apr 2014

Contemporary And | “Yinka Shonibare MBE, Dreaming Rich”

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