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Yinka Shonibare | Textiles in Art

Magazine relating to an exhibition, 2009
Published by: Modern Carpets & Textiles for Interiors magazine
Year published: 2009
Number of pages: 3

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Three page full colour feature on Yinka Shonibare, related to his Yinka Shonibare MBE exhibition originated at MCA, Sydney, then touring to Brooklyn Museum, 26 June - 20 September 2009, and National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 11 November 2009 - 7 March 2010. The feature appeared on pages 34 - 37 of Modern Carpets & Textiles for Interiors magazine, Summer 2009. The magazine’s cover flags the feature as In Conversation with Artist Yinka Shonibare.The feature itself opens as follows: Contradiction and contamination | Vibrant wax-resist fabrics feature prominently in the Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare’s work, currently the subject of a major touring exhibition and book. Emma Mills finds out the extent to which he uses textiles to convey meaning.

The magazine article takes the form of an interview between Emma Mills and Yinka Shonibare. There are two substantial reproductions of the artist’s work, plus a portrait of the artist. The cover of the exhibition’s substantial publication appears at the foot of the feature. Towards the end of the interview, Shonibare comments: “Even Harvey Nichols did a sort of Yinka Shonibare window at one point. I like the way that popular culture and art relate to one another like that.”

Related people

»  Yinka Shonibare MBE CBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

Related exhibitions

Related venues

»  Brooklyn Museum

New York, United States of America

»  Museum of Contemporary Art

Sydney , Australia

»  National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution

Washington DC, United States of America