"Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)" (2004)

"Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball)," 2004
Video stills
High definition digital video, color, and sound, 32 min loop
Edition of 6 with 2 AP
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"I just love being able to travel into a different space, a different realm. You can deal with everyday issues but be transgressive—take it to a different place. And theatricality is a device for doing that."

-Yinka Shonibare MBE