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Emma Mills interviewed Yinka Shonibare for the three page full colour feature on Yinka Shonibare, related to his Yinka Shonibare MBE exhibition originated at MCA, Sydney, then touring to Brooklyn Museum, 26 June - 20 September 2009, and National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 11 November 2009 - 7 March 2010. The featrure appeared on pages 34 - 37 of Modern Carpets & Textiles for Interiors magazine, Summer 2009. The magazine’s cover flags the feature as In Conversation with Artist Yinka Shonibare.The feature itself opens as follows: Contradiction and contamination | Vibrant wax-resist fabrics feature prominently in the Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare’s work, currently the subject of a major touring exhibition and book. Emma Mills finds out the extent to which he uses textiles to convey meaning.

The magazine article takes the form of an interview between Emma Mills and Yinka Shonibare. There are two substantial reproductions of the artist’s work, plus a portrait of the artist. The cover of the exhibition’s substantial publication appears at the foot of the feature. Towards the end of the interview, Shonibare comments: “Even Harvey Nichols did a sort of Yinka Shonibare window at one point. I like the way that popular culture and art relate to one another like that.”

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Magazine relating to an exhibition, 2009