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Yinka Shonibare, Refugee Astronaut in Snow Globe
Yinka Shonibare, Refugee Astronaut in Snow Globe
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Yinka Shonibare, Refugee Astronaut in Snow Globe

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Yinka Shonibare
Refugee Astronaut in Snow Globe, 2020

Hand-blown borosilicate glass, hand-painted cast resin, Tulip wood, Distilled water, glycerine, iridescent white glitter, laser-etched stainless
18 x 15 x 15 cm.
Edition of 30

Signed and numbered certificate

Standard Price £10,000 *
Patron’s Price £9,000 **
 

Refugee Astronaut, born in 2015, stemmed from the concept of space as a possible place of refuge for the human race. The work is a warning, imagining what could happen if we don’t do something about rising water levels and the displacement of people. Even though the consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly perceptible, the process is not immediately graspable. That’s why things are very slow politically. Markets are still trading. And capitalism is still as strong as ever. Economics is based around the idea of growth, but we have finite resources. The two things can’t work together – you can’t have endless growth and no impact on the environment. The Refugee Astronaut is the reverse of the colonial instinct of the astronaut – someone who is going out to conquer the universe. What you have here is a nomadic astronaut just trying to find somewhere that’s still habitable.

 

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