"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"I couldn’t quite understand the hierarchy of race in this country and it is still somewhat of an alien concept to me because it’s not my natural disposition. It’s not the context I grew up in. I feel more like an observer
because of my African origin. But despite my background, within this context, race is still an issue. It’s one that’s difficult to ignore entirely."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE