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African Batiks, Textiles, & Yinka Shonibare MBE, Part 2

Part 2: Yinka Shonibare MBE

Instead of me writing what has already been written, please find out more about Yinka Shonibare MBE here: http://www.yinkashonibarembe.com/biography/

Coincidentally, this article was just published today on Huffington Post, check it out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/yinka-shonibare_n_4562427.html?utm_hp_ref=arts

 

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African Batiks, Textiles, & Yinka Shonibare MBE, Part 1

Part 1: African batiks and African-inspired textiles

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Art and Cultural Change

“I was interested in the idea of why and how I could create a new story, a new narrative in art history and a new narrative in the world. And to do this, I knew that I had to see the way in which artists work, understand the artist’s studio as a laboratory, imagine, then, reinventing the museum as a think tank and looking at the exhibition as the ultimate white paper — asking questions, providing the space to look and to think about answers.”

“Can a museum be a catalyst in a community? Can a museum house artists and allow them to be change agents as communities rethink themselves?…. Think about artists, not as content providers, though they can be brilliant at that, but, again, as real catalysts.

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