Costuming the (Post)Colonial: How to Blow Up Two Heads at Once (Ladies) and the Contemporary Atelier of Yinka Shonibare MBE

Drace, Madeline.


  • Abstract: Yinka Shonibare MBE's oeuvre of ethnically-ambiguous mannequins dressed Victorian clothes made out of African fabrics has captured the imaginations of contemporary African art history, not the least because this combination throws doubt onto what audiences think is "African" or "Victorian." However, while studies of Shonibare exhaust the ironies of using Dutch wax prints, themselves the ... read more
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