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Yinka Shonibare MBE: The British Library. HOUSE 2014 and Brighton Festival. 3-26 May 2014

Yinka Shonibare MBE’s site-specific installation The British Library identifies the artist’s role to capture the contemporary zeitgeist relating to moral transformation in society. In particular, the work explores the idea of immigration within British culture and considers notions of territory and place, cultural identity, displacement and refuge. The work makes visible the cultural influences of colonisation and the complexity of … Continue reading

Yinka Shonibare: Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle

Yinka Shonibare’s Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle, was a temporary contemporary commission placed on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square from 24 May 2010 to February 2012. A public appeal has been launched to purchase the sculpture for the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, which has the largest collections of model ships and Nelson artefacts in the … Continue reading