Yinka Shonibare: Nelson's Ship in a Bottle

 
 

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Yinka Shonibare: Nelson's Ship in a BottleYinka Shonibare has been chosen as the next artist to fill the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square for his proposal to put a replica of Nelson's ship, HMS Victory, in a giant glass bottle on public display. Using brightly coloured 'African' fabric he buys at Brixton market to fashion into the ship's sails, Shonibare sets out to reflect the story of multiculturalism in London today, which began with Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. It's particularly appropriate given that admiral Nelson himself can survey the scene, looking down from his nearby column on the model of the ship on which he died. Shonibare himself was born in London but grew up in Nigeria - returning to Britain when he was 17 - and issues of race and class are recurrent themes throughout his work, which earnt him a nomination for the Turner Prize in 2004. With this nautical work his message in a bottle is set to reach an even wider audience.

 

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