Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies Singapore Art Event

Artist and Empire Singapore Art Event

06 Oct 2016 – 26 Mar 2017
Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery

Organised in association with Tate Britain, the Gallery’s second international exhibition explores the different ways in which the British Empire has been represented and contested through art. It critically examines art produced for the British Empire from a contemporary perspective, and features viewpoints from Southeast Asia. The exhibition also takes a close look at the relationship between colonial experience and the rise of modern art in former colonies such as Singapore, with a special focus on Sir Stamford Raffles.

Ranging from the 16th century to the present day, Artist and Empire draws upon close to 200 works from international and regional collections as well as Singapore institutions.

Artist and Empire is organised by National Gallery Singapore in association with Tate Britain, London.

Image credit: Thomas Jones Barker. ‘The Secret of England’s Greatness’ (Queen Victoria Presenting A Bible in the Audience Chamber at Windsor). c. 1863. Oil on canvas. 167.6 x 213.8 cm. Collection of National Portrait Gallery, London. © National Portrait Gallery, London.

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