Yinka Shonibare

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

‘Golden Theater or Gutted Whore-house?’

The latest issue of Savvy Journal (#3) includes an article, ‘Transcending “Africa”‘, by Emeka Okereke, photographer and founder of the ‘Invisible Borders Trans-African Photographic Initiative’ (whose work we’ve been excited about here). It is an interesting contribution to debates about the recent successes of African art in the contemporary art world, which has been getting increasingly lively. In its

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

‘Wax Museum Scenes’

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The Paris Review on The Art of Fiction

The “Paris Review” has one of the best collections of interviews with authors–and A to Z list, all available online . Among the dozens and dozens of mostly white writers featured, I spotted only five black writers–the...

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Yinka Shonibare on Being An Artist

Short video interview with the Nigerian artist whose work explores race colonialism and also insists on the MBE behind his name. His work is currently on show at the National Museum of African Art in Washington D.C.

Friday, September 11th, 2009


If you have no qualms crossing the bridges or tunnels into New Jersey, go see Nigerian dandy, Yinka Shonibare MBE’s show at the Newark Museum. Through September 20th. (I saw the recent Shonibare exhibition at the Brooklyn...