I love Yinka Shonibare's stuff of its own aesthetic merits, and the culture context and commentary behind it.  It's complicated.

Yinka Shonibare MBE - "How to Blow up Two Heads at Once (Ladies),“ 2006 "The Dutch started to produce these fabrics industrially for the Indonesian markets towards the end of the nineteenth century but the industrially produced versions were not.

Shonibare’s MCA Plaza installation includes three of his new Wind Sculptures. Nearly 20 feet high, each sculpture captures the movement of a billowing bolt of fabric. Their design was inspired by the sails of ships whose patterns derived from Dutch wax fabrics. The artist chooses these iconic fabrics to exemplify how signs of national or ethnic identity are culturally constructed.

Inspiration Notes – Suzanne Lovell Inc.

Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA) | Artwork - Sculpture

View of Yinka Shonibare MBE. “Girl Ballerina,” 2007 Courtesy of the artist

Yinka Shonibare’s Ballerina Goddesses In African Print Tutus

Butterfly Kid (girl) 2015 © Yinka Shonibare MBE: Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, silk, metal, globe and steel baseplate

Yinka Shonibare - currently exhibiting at YSP

FOOD FAERIE Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, feather wings and leather harnessed sack Yinka Shonibare, MBE

Yinka Shonibare: GALLANTRY AND CRIMINAL CONVERSATION (THREESOME)

Yinka Shonibare: GALLANTRY AND CRIMINAL CONVERSATION (THREESOME)

Fur game … Yinka Shonibare's Revolution Kid (Fox).

Yinka Shonibare's sculptures land in London – the week in art

Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA), UN BALLO IN MASCHERA (A MASKED BALL), 2004 (Video Excerpt)

Artican Conceptual Artist, Yinka Shonibare, was nominated for the Turner Prize and used the opportunity to screen his first film, Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), looped video.

Yinka Shonibare Artist Exhibition Sculptures Daegu Art Museum South Korea

Yinka Shonibare Artist Exhibition Sculptures Daegu Art Museum South Korea

Fashion and food to die for by Edward Goldman. The Fowler’s current exhibition African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style informs and, I would say, seduces visitors with a highly dramatic presentation of samples of archival and contemporary fabrics; dozens of gorgeous tailored dresses and suits; black-and-white studio portrait photographs; and several works by contemporary visual artists.

Fashion and food to die for

The Fowler Museum at UCLA is known as a treasure trove of exhibitions and artifacts with an emphasis on the arts and culture of Africa, Asia, the Pacific.

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