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Coloring Cultural Connection: Review of “VOGUE, The Arab Issue.”

 Article written by Yasmine Chokrane When I began learning art history, I was always struck by the paradigm that was drawn between Western and Eastern art. And as someone who looks to art to see the human experience “aestheticized”,  there was frustration in that—considering my own conflicting cultural identity. Which is why one of the more memorable artists that I discovered was Yinka Shonibare, the British-Nigerian artist who uses his dual identity as inspiration for many of his pieces. He’s known for his use of Dutch wax fabrics whose turbulent history underscores the instability in cultural composition. Their transience parallels Shonibare’s global presence. He has been featured in world-renowned art institutions like the Tate and the Museum of Modern Art...

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