Artist and Empire
(En)Countering Colonial Legacies
Organised by National Gallery Singapore with Tate Britain, Artist and Empire critically examines the effects of the British Empire via the prism of art. Through essays, key artworks and comprehensive timelines, this catalogue underscores the fluidity of exchanges between artist and Empire: artists negotiating historical conditions of colonialism in their work; perceptions of the Empire altered by visual representation. In so doing dichotomies are collapsed, revealing the depths to which colonial and artistic legacies are entwined.