Yinka Shonibare in conversation

  title={Yinka Shonibare in conversation},
  author={A. Downey},
  pages={31 - 36}
Yinka Shonibare first came to widespread attention with the use of Dutch wax fabric in his work. The fabric was first produced in Dutch Indonesia, subsequently copied and produced by the English, and then sold to West Africa where it became a popular item of clothing. It also became, crucially, a sign of'authenticity' both in Africa and latterly, with immigration, England. A colonial invention, Dutch wax fabric appears to offer itself as both a fake and yet 'authentic' sign of Africaness; and… Expand
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