Post colonial Art at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Yinka Shonibare MBE was born in London, grew up in Nigeria and came back to the UK to study. His latest show Fabric-ation includes sculpture, film, photography and painting. He uses his signature Dutch wax print African style textiles to challenge colonial and cultural stereotypes in a series of historical contexts from the 18th to the 21st century.

The idea that there is a some kind of dichotomy between Africa and Europe, between the exotic other and the civilised European, if you like – I think is completely simplistic.

So I am interested in exploring the mythology of those so called separate spheres and in creating an overlap of complexities.” Yinka Shonibare

Top- Wind sculpture (2013) representing the sails on Nelson’s ship

Below- Moon walk (2002)


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