Yinka Shonibare CBE

End of Empire


Yinka Shonibare CBE makes colourful fabrics with presumed African origins into the trademark of his multimedia artworks. At the same time he examines complex themes like hybrid identities, colonialism and power structures with unique irony. This richly illustrated catalogue focuses on three decades of his fascinating artistic oeuvre.


ISBN: 9783777435893 Category:

Thorsten Sadowsky


Since the 1990s, the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare CBE (*1962, London) has developed opulently executed sculptures and installations, colourful collages and theatrically staged photographs and films. To do so he transforms episodes from art and history whose effects influence our present-day lives. The volume takes up the traces of colonialism and its consequences for role models, worldviews and body images in the works of Shonibare.

Additional information

Weight 1098 g
Dimensions 24.9 x 29 cm
Publisher name Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication date 7 October 2021
Number of pages 256
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 24.9 x 29 cm
Weight 1098 g


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Thorsten Sadowsky has been director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg since 2018.