Exhibition | Slaves of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on April 23, 2018

Now on view at the Walker Art Gallery:

Slaves of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 19 January — 20 May 2018
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 21 July — 16 September 2018

Slaves of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins explores the history of Indian textiles, Empire, enslavement and luxury consumerism, and the contemporary relevance of these issues in the world today. Focusing on the relationship between Britain and India, hidden details of Europe’s colonial past and its legacies are uncovered, including current debates around ethical trade and responsible consumerism.

The exhibition showcases almost 20 new artworks by the internationally-renowned artists, Amrit and Rabindra Singh. Primarily known for their entirely hand-painted work in the Indian miniature tradition, The Singh Twins’ new work combines traditional hand-painting techniques with digitally created imagery. The series includes 11 digital fabric artworks displayed on lightboxes, with each one highlighting a different theme relating to India’s textile industry. A further nine paper artworks explore the relationship between trade, conflict, and consumerism in an age of Empire and the modern day. Also included in the exhibition are 40 highlights from over 100 objects across National Museums Liverpool’s collection, which have inspired the exhibition.

This exhibition is a collaboration between National Museums Liverpool, The Singh Twins, and Professor Kate Marsh, University of Liverpool. Slaves of Fashion: New works by The Singh Twins has been developed in partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery, and the exhibition will tour to Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 21 July to 16 September 2018.

The artworks in this exhibition reflect the artists’ views, not those of the Walker Art Gallery or National Museums Liverpool

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