Curator Dr Jennifer Harris discusses Yinka Shonibare's piece, specially commissioned for COTTON: Global Threads. Shonibare's work is synonymous with Dutch wax print fabrics and notions of hybridity, history and identity. Harris explains how his work elegantly articulates some major themes in the exhibition, making his intriguing figure the 'poster boy' for the show.
Recorded in the Whitworth Gallery with Liza Lemsatef Cunningham. Images © ellelens.com and Yinka Shonibare.