Yinka Shonibare MBE (b. United Kingdom, 1962). Scramble for Africa, 2003.

Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare uses African symbolism to reflect economic and social commentary.

Through these works he explores the complex web of interactions, both economic and racial, that reveal inequalities between the dominant and colonized cultures of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Where: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor
Period Rooms, 4th Floor
Robert E. Blum Gallery, 1st Floor

When: June 26–September 20, 2009


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