Yinka Shonibare discusses his work with Gilda Williams, who is Lecturer on the MA in Curating programme at Goldsmiths College, and a London correspondent for Artforum magazine.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE uses a variety of forms to explore and make visible the cultural influences of colonialisation. He considers himself ‘truly bi-cultural’ and strives to open up debate about the social, cultural and political issues that shape our histories and construct identity. His works challenge assumptions about representation by playfully blurring the boundaries between stereotypically Western ideas about ‘high’ art and traditional categorisations of ‘African art.’ The artist discusses his work with Gilda Williams, who is Lecturer on the MA in Curating programme at Goldsmiths College, and a London correspondent for Artforum magazine. Williams was commissioning Editor for contemporary art publishing at Phaidon Press, London for over a decade, and is now a judge for the 2011 Max Mara Art prize. Supported by BP