"The Pursuit" (2007)

"The Pursuit," 2007
Two life-size mannequins, Dutch wax printed cotton, shoes, coir, matting, artificial silk flowers, and mixed media, dimensions variable; male figure: 63 4/5 x 63 2/5 x 78 7/10 inches overall, female figure: 66 1/2 x 74 4/5 x 55 1/10 inches overall
Commissioned by the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
Installation view at "Jardin d’Amour," Musée du Quai Branly, 2007
Photo by Patrick Gries for the Musée du Quai Branly
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"Rather than just passively accepting the system, the idea is to actually turn the system another way and see what happens if we look at it from that angle. I want to make people see something different in the familiar."

-Yinka Shonibare MBE