10 Apr 2024

‘Benin Bronzes should be returned’ to Nigeria, says artist Yinka Shonibare

Culture Correspondent

From his famous recreation of HMS Victory inside a giant bottle, to a huge, multicoloured hibiscus erected in Leeds city centre, the British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare has always sought to spark conversations with his work.

His new exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery explores the legacy of colonialism and the idea of national identity – in uniquely playful style.