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Peter Boswell

Peter Boswell, Assistant Director for Programs/Senior Curator, Miami Art Museum was responsible for Yinka Shonibare’s exhibition A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child, October 31 2008 - Jan 18 2009. The exhibition was an installation featuring four headless figures riding curious unicycle-cum-flying machine contraptions, wearing Shonibare’s trademark faux African fabric. Boswell wrote the text for the exhibition’s brochure/catalogue. “The scene presented in A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child can be interpreted as a family on an afternoon romp, as if it were an anachronistic activity undertaken by tourists during their stay in Miami.” Boswell concludes his text for the exhibition’s brochure/catalogue with “The layered allusions of A Flying Machine for Every Man, Woman and Child are typical of Shonibare, who, though he engages in critique, values the poetical above the political and the polemical.”

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 2008