|Institution:||Kent State University|
|Keywords:||African History; African Studies; Art History; Dutch Wax fabric; Yinka Shonibare; Post Colonial Discord; stereo-types; satire; racism; globalism; nationalism|
|Full text PDF:||http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=kent1492814338595612|
This thesis looks at artist Yinka Shonibare's satireof three iconic works in the history of western art. Throughparody, Shonibare creates sculptures and photographs that exposethe stereotypes that westerners contribute to and deal with in thesocial structure of 2017. By analyzing what Shonibare's workcommunicates about social stereotypes, insights about socialnormatives emerge, which is an activism that the artists workcarries. This thesis analyzes how Shonibare creates socialactivism.Advisors/Committee Members: Warner, John-Micheal (Advisor).