Launch: Asia-Art-Activism Research Network
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Launch: Asia-Art-Activism Research Network

Date/Time: 15 June 2018, 10.00-12.45 Friday Venue: Live Art Development Agency, The Garrett Centre, 117A Mansford Street, London E2 6LX The Asia-Art-Activism Research Network is a crossdisciplinary and intergenerational group of artists, curators, academics and writers investigating Asian art and activism in the UK. Taking into account the variegated representations of Asian diaspora, migrant and … Continue reading

Empire of Whom? How Tate Britain’s history of the British Empire marginalized perspectives of the colonized
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Empire of Whom? How Tate Britain’s history of the British Empire marginalized perspectives of the colonized

The title of the Tate Britain exhibition “Artist and Empire: Facing Britain’s Imperial Past” overstated the reach of the actual show. Held from November 2015 until April 2016 and curated by Alison Smith, David Blayney Brown, Carol Jacobi and Caroline Corbeau-Parsons, experts in Brtish art from the late 18th century to the 20th century, “Artist and Empire” featured 200 selected objects, drawn exclusively from British collections and spanning different historical genres such as maps, heroic paintings, collectibles, portraiture and the artworks made in response to the aftermath of empire. The curatorial description in the visitor’s booklet invited the audience “to consider how [the artworks’] status and meaning change over time. In reflecting imperial narratives and postcolonial re-evaluations, [the exhibition] foregrounds the peoples, dramas and tragedies of Empire and their resonance in art today.” Continue reading