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Meet the Artist: Yinka Shonibare MBE

Fri, Nov 13 2009

During the opening week of the artist’s major midcareer survey at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA), UK-based Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare visits the Hirshhorn to discuss his work with NMAfA curator Karen Milbourne. Like the Hirshhorn’s “The Age of Enlightenment—Antoine Lavoisier” (2008) on view in “Strange Bodies” until Nov. 15, much of Shonibare’s work poses questions about politics, identity, and cultural authenticity in a postcolonial world. “Yinka Shonibare MBE” is on view at the NMAfA Nov. 10, 2009– Mar. 7, 2010.


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