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Yinka Shonibare CBE: End of Empire

SKU: 1012823

Since the 1990s, the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE has developed opulently executed sculptures and installations, colorful collages, and theatrically staged photographs and films. The signature material in Yinka Shonibare’s multimedia artworks, so-called African fabric, is a cipher. Originally produced in Manchester and intended for sale in Indonesia, the brightly colored fabric gained its name after British imperialists shifted their focus to colonial Africa. Featuring this product of both colonization and self-identification, Shonibare’s sculptures and installations revisit the conflicted legacy of many historical artifacts in order to explore the complex hybridity of postcolonial life with unique irony. Illustrated by two hundred full-color reproductions of his work, Yinka Shonibare CBE: End of Empire offers an up-close encounter with the tensions and history that motivate this singular artist, tracing colonialism and its consequences for leaders, worldviews, and body images in his oeuvre.
by Thorsten Sadowsky (Editor)
Paperback, 216 Pages, Published 2021

Sale price$45.00

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Yinka Shonibare CBE: End of Empire

Yinka Shonibare CBE: End of Empire

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Yinka Shonibare CBE: End of Empire
Yinka Shonibare CBE: End of Empire Sale price$45.00