"From early on, very early on, I understood that art is not about what you say. It’s about these other things that you don’t say."
"I re-imagined that conference with these brainless men, literally brainless, sitting around the table. Their heads have been chopped off and they’re having this meeting to decide the fate of Africa! Headless people seated around the table, and there’s a map of Africa on that table. Absolutely, it’s a contemporary analogy to the annexation, more or less, of Iraq and its oil and the issue of Afghanistan. People in those countries have ideas about what they would like to do with their own countries. They don’t need us to tell them."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE