Slaves Of Fashion:

New Works by The Singh Twins
Until 20 May 2018
This exhibition has finished

Free entry

About this exhibition


Slaves of Fashion: New Works by The Singh Twins explored 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 were uncovered, including current debates around ethical trade and responsible consumerism.  

The exhibition showcased 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 combined traditional hand-painting techniques with digitally created imagery. The series included 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 in the exhibition were 40 highlights from over 100 objects across National Museums Liverpool’s collection, which inspired the exhibition.

This exhibition was 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, with support from Creative Black Country.

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

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