11 October 2011

Yinka Shonibare


"..the fabrics are not really authentically African the way people think. They prove to have a crossbred cultural background quite of their own. And it’s the fallacy of that signification that I like. It’s the way I view culture — it’s an artificial construct."

Yinka Shonibare explores the complex history of African prints through his installations of historically significant scenes. He was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2004 for his Double Dutch exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam and for his solo show at the Stephen Friedman Gallery, London in 2009. 

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