Exhibition

Slaves of Fashion: New Work by the Singh Twins

21 Jul 2018 – 16 Sep 2018

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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  • The Art Gallery is situated in the centre of Wolverhampton, 5 minutes walk from the bus, train and tram stations.

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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.

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Focusing on the relationship between Britain and India, hidden details of Europe’s colonial past and its legacies are revealed, including current debates around ethical trade and responsible consumerism. 

The exhibition showcases almost 20 new artworks by the internationally-renowned artists. 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 explored the relationship between trade, conflict and consumerism in an age of Empire and the modern day.

Also included are highlights from over 30 objects from the collections of National Museums Liverpool and Wolverhampton Art Gallery that have informed the Slaves of Fashion series.

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Exhibiting artists

The Singh Twins

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