Yinka Shonibare

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The best art and architecture of 2021 – the year the galleries reopened
As the galleries reopened, Jean Dubuffet was recast as an incendiary prophet, Poussin revealed his raunchy side – and a giant Swedish ‘plyscraper’ showed the miracle of wood. Our critics rank the highlights of 2021

Adrian Searle, Jonathan Jones and Oliver Wainwright

20, Dec, 2021 @9:46 AM

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Turner prize 2021; Summer Exhibition 2021 review – there can be no winner
Social activism not art is the benchmark of a collective-juggling Turner prize

Laura Cumming

03, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘This has never been so much fun!’: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review
Royal Academy, London
What – where is all the mediocre art? Yinka Shonibare has turned this annual event into a thrilling, thoughtful showcase boasting giant fruit and Colston in chains

Jonathan Jones

16, Sep, 2021 @2:34 PM

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Rita Keegan: the return of black British art’s forgotten pioneer
She was a crucial part of a cultural movement in the 1980s. Now a first solo exhibition in 15 years will allow her work to shine

Kadish Morris

11, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘Cultural appropriation is a two-way thing’: Yinka Shonibare on Picasso, masks and the fashion for black artists
Picasso was so enthralled by African art, he used it to start a revolution. But did it give rise to a fantasy of Africa that still endures? British-Nigerian artist Shonibare tells us why he’s revisiting that seismic moment

Jonathan Jones

14, Jun, 2021 @11:04 AM

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Eye-popping $2m doodles and genius special effects – the week in art
A taster of Jean Dubuffet’s cartoon-like pictures are online, National Galleries of Scotland gives Ray Harryhausen a ‘virtual experience’ and the British Museum delivers a brief history of the world through objects

Jonathan Jones

02, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Yinka Shonibare: ‘You don’t want the next generation to be full of hate'
The artist on fostering hope, why he doesn’t want a retrospective, and making work inspired by Picasso’s African art collection

Tim Lewis

28, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Yinka Shonibare to create Leeds memorial for Nigerian who died after police harassment in 1960s
Yinka Shonibare hopes his forthcoming work will act as a ‘fitting legacy’ to David Oluwale

Lanre Bakare

05, Jan, 2021 @8:14 AM

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Yinka Shonibare: ‘I see what’s happening as an African renaissance’
The artist talks about his project spaces in London and Nigeria, and Africa’s untapped artistic potential

Yinka Shonibare

13, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Yinka Shonibare's tribute to UK diversity acquired by Tate
The British Library artwork features thousands of books celebrating cultural icons

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Apr, 2019 @12:40 PM

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Whitstable makes waves and Howard Hodgkin's last work - the week in art
Whitstable Biennale teams up with Deborah Levy and Shonibare curates African diaspora art

Jonathan Jones

01, Jun, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Buy a masterpiece for 67p! New stamps by Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, Grayson Perry and more
Tracey Emin drew her dying mother, Grayson Perry honoured Warhol, and Yinka Shonibare sneaked a bit of Africa into some English brollies … artists reveal all about their dazzling new stamps

Andrew Dickson

23, May, 2018 @11:01 PM

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