Artist and Empire: (En)Countering Colonial Legacies

6 October 2016 – 26 March 2017

Organised in association with Tate Britain, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery’s second international exhibition explored the different ways in which the British Empire has been represented and contested through art. It critically examined art produced for the British Empire from a contemporary perspective, and featured viewpoints from Southeast Asia. The exhibition also took 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 drew upon close to 200 works from international and regional collections as well as local institutions. 

Prior to the opening of the exhibition, Singtel organised a preview for special guests.