Chris Ofili + Yinka Shonibare

"I went to the markets and started talking to the vendors about the fabrics they sold, “African” textiles that it turned out were actually Indonesian fabrics marketed by the Dutch to Africans, who adopted them as their own. I always thought the fabrics were African. Then I started thinking, this is actually a very good metaphor for the whole issue of authenticity."

“I went to the markets and started talking to the vendors about the fabrics they sold, “African” textiles that it turned out were actually Indonesian fabrics marketed by the Dutch to Africans, who adopted them as their own. I always thought the fabrics were African. Then I started thinking, this is actually a very good metaphor for the whole issue of authenticity.”

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