Yinka Shonibare MBE has been commissioned to create a sculptural installation “End of Empire” for Turner Contemporary as part of the Battle of the Somme commemoration

Image: An installation shot of Yinka Shonibare MBE’s ‘Colonial Arrangement’ at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights (Spring 2015). Photo credit: Ramsay de Give for the Wall Street Journal.

Yinka Shonibare MBE has been commissioned a sculptural installation “End of Empire” for Turner Contemporary as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme Battle of the Somme. The eight-month-long arts programme also includes artist Imran Qureshi, the Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music and Damon Albarn. For more information click here to read an article on the New York Times.


Yinka Shonibare MBE, 
a Turner Prize nominee, recently created an edition for The Multiple Store, Kaleidoscope in which the artist playfully explores gender stereotypes and power relations.

Kaleidoscope-5_1A kaleidoscope in the shape of a phallus, with the body beautifully decorated in the Dutch wax batik patterns the artist is known for, and the head made of highly polished brass. Click here to watch the artist discuss how this edition came about with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery.

A video of Yinka Shonibare MBE in conversation with Iwona Blazwick, Director, Whitechapel Gallery filmed on 17 October 2014 whereKaleidoscope is also discussed is now available via this link.

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