Sankofa in the Akan language means "Go back and get it" as we must in order to move forward.
This ancient saying illustrates not only a realization of self and vision but also the understanding of oneself as a part of a collective cultural group.
That is something that I feel, learn and enjoy through arts and media. And more specifically with social media. I display and share the little discoveries here since 2012.
Artist and ‘angry hypocrite’ Yinka Shonibare MBE uses work to criticize world’s wealthiest.
Where Shonibare’s previous works have been historical in nature, the narrative surrounding some of the artist’s newest pieces is embedded in the happenings of today’s world. Pictured above is Shonibare with one of his latest works entitled ‘Cake Man II’, a piece that carries his signature use of Dutch Wax prints (a somewhat faux-African element he’s become fond of due to it’s mixed transcontinental history between Africa, Asia and Europe) tailored and worn as a suit by a headless man. But this man is not simply an ordinary man, the sartorially suited mannequin is a banker, a life-size human-like symbol of the rich who just keep getting richer.