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Author: Robbert Roos

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The Diaspora Pavilion in Venice

RoosYinka Shonibare - The British Library - 2017_01_1000 (2)

The topics raised in the Diaspora Pavilion are deeply serious and function within a discourse that has been going on for the past decades, in which the former ‘other’ is claiming an equal and independent position within today’s world, according to their own narratives, not the ones put forward by the former oppressor.

Robbert Roos on the Diaspora Pavilion in Venice.
Yinka Shonibare, The British Libray, 2014 (detail)

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