Mother Africa, Father Time
Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 5/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Squadrons of headless fiberglass mannequins invade New York's Brooklyn Museum on June 26. They're part of "Yinka Shonibare MBE," which features sculpture, painting, photography, and film by a London-based Nigerian whose work tackles themes of contemporary African identity and the interactions between dominant and colonized cultures. One installation, Mother and Father Worked Hard So I Can Play, is a series of child-size figures dressed in Victorian costumes and hidden throughout the museum's period rooms.