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Indifference to DifferenceOn Queer Universalism$
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Madhavi Menon

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816695904

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816695904.001.0001

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Out of Africa

Out of Africa

Yinka Shonibare’s Museum of Desire

(p.25) 1 Out of Africa
Indifference to Difference

Madhavi Menon

University of Minnesota Press

The art of Yinka Shonibare MBE critiques colonialism by taking seriously the play of desire. Using “African” cloth to make ruffled clothes for Victorian dandies, Shonibare highlights the seam between cut and fabric in the making of identity.

Keywords:   Yinka Shonibare, Museum of Desire, Jean-Honore Fragonard, Desire, Museum, Sexuality

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