Win a pair of tickets to 'Artist & Empire' at Tate Britain

Written by 08 Mar 2016 on 8 March 2016 in Culture
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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 brings 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.

Featuring a vast array of objects from collections across Britain, including maps, flags, paintings, photographs, sculptures and artefacts, the exhibition examines how the histories of the British Empire have shaped art past and present. Contemporary works within the exhibition suggest that the ramifications of the Empire are far from over.

The show raises questions about ownership, authorship and how the value and meanings of these diverse objects have changed through history, it also asks what they still mean to us today. Through this variety of artworks from a complex mix of traditions, locations and cultures the fragmented history of the Empire can be told.

To enter the competition to win one of three pairs of tickets, click here and use promo code Total Politics.

For more details, visit:
www.tate.org.uk/artist-empire

Or telephone 020 7887 8888

Artist & Empire

Facing Britain’s Imperial Past

Until 10 April 2016

Tate Britain

 

 

 

Image: Elizabeth Butler The Remnants of an Army 1879 Tate

 

 

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