Tate Modern Talk

Yinka Shonibare CBE in Conversation with Ekow Eshun

Yinka Shonibare, The British Library, 2014 © Yinka Shonibare CBE

Yinka Shonibare, The British Library, 2014 © Yinka Shonibare CBE

Learn more about Yinka Shonibare CBE's work in this in conversation event

Join artist Yinka Shonibare CBE and curator Ekow Eshun for a conversation around identity politics, a topic the artist has explored throughout his thirty year career. This event coincides with the display of Shonibare's The British Library at Tate Modern (from 25 March), an installation which reflects on the impact of immigration on all aspects of British culture, while creating a space for dialogue about national identity, cultural exchange and notions of belonging.


Ekow Eshun

Ekow Eshun is a writer and curator. He is Chairman of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group and the former Director of the ICA. His book Black Gold of the Sun was nominated for the Orwell prize and he writes for publications including the New York Times, Financial Times and Granta.

Yinka Shonibare CBE

Yinka Shonibare CBE is a British-Nigerian artist based in London whose interdisciplinary practice explores colonialism and post-colonialism within the context of globalisation. Through examining race, class and the construction of cultural identity, Shonibare’s works comment on the tangled interrelationship between Africa and Europe, and their respective economic and political histories.

​Photo © Yinka Shonibare Studio; Photographer James Mollison, 2014, 2​

​Photo © Yinka Shonibare Studio; Photographer James Mollison, 2014, 2​

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14 May 2019 at 18.30–20.00