Artist & Empire

Tate Britain, London


This autumn Tate Britain presents a major exhibition of art associated with the British Empire from the 16th century to the present day. In 21st century Britain, ‘empire’ is highly provocative. Its histories of war, conquest and slavery are difficult and painful to address but its legacy is everywhere and affects us all. Artist and Empire will bring together extraordinary and unexpected works to explore how artists from Britain and around the world have responded to the dramas, tragedies and experiences of the Empire.

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(c.1900-40), Fante Artists, Gold Coast, Africa

Asafo Flag 3 (c.1900-40), Fante Artists, Gold Coast, Africa Pebble London Collection

(1886), Rudolf Swoboda

Bakshiram (1886), Rudolf Swoboda Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll 2015

(1937), Yousuf Karsh

Sir John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada (1937), Yousuf Karsh Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

(c.1765) George Stubbs

Cheetah and Stag with two Indians (c.1765) George Stubbs Manchester Art Gallery

(2009), The Singh Twins

EnTWINed (2009), The Singh Twins Museum of London

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