UK artist Simon Fujiwara will display a sculpture of a male nude in Kingston, Jamaica, this December. Entitled  Brother, 2014, the piece was commissioned by TBA21 Academy, an offshoot of Francesca von Habsburg's Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary foundation. It explores identity, gender and colonialism and will paraded in the opening ceremony of Jamaica Biennial, which runs from 7 December-14 March 2015.


The piece will be made with students from Kingston's Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts.

Fujiwara commented on the production : "Can a group of people create a [work] that is a summary of problems in society, and of history, but is also, in its frankness, a new proposition?"

The work deals with homophobia a sensitive subject on the Caribbean island, where homosexual acts are illegal. At a Frieze talk this week  Fujiwara said:"Homosexuality is a very convenient enemy for the large population of disenfranchised Jamaican men who have highly diminished career prospects or power."