Yinka Shonibare: Fabric of the Times

As published in Hong Kong Tatler, December 2013 “In art, truth is suggested by false means,” Edgar Degas once declared, and artist Yinka Shonibare’s work reveals some harsh realities about modern society: racism, inequality between colonising and colonised cultures, and the excess of a contemporary society increasingly on the verge of implosion. Works by the…

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Home Is Where the Art Is

Published in Asia Tatler, October 2013 Theaster Gates is in a cab on his way to Dorchester Ave in his neighbourhood of Chicago’s Greater Grand Crossing, when we chat on the phone. “My people are getting hungry … I’m gonna feed my crew,” he says. His crew is the team of builders who collaborate with…

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