Exhibition: Yinka Shonibare MBE

Tue 22 Mar – Sun 30 Oct 2016

Turner Contemporary

Sunley Gallery

Two major works by leading contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare MBE are currently presented as part of the 14-18 NOW programme of World War 1 Centenary Art commissions at  the Turner Contemporary.

Yinka Shonibare’s sculptural work End of Empire explores how alliances forged in the First World War changed British society forever; it explores themes of conflict, empire and migration in the centenary year of The Battle of the Somme. In addition,  the colourful work The British Library addresses issues related to immigration and its impact on contemporary British culture: shelves of books covered in colourful wax fabric are displayed bearing the names of first and second generation immigrants who have enriched British society.


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