Slaves of Fashion: The Singh Twins


The spring exhibition at Art Fund Museum of the Year, Firstsite - Slaves of Fashion: The Singh Twins -explores narratives around Empire, enslavement, luxury consumerism, and the contemporary relevance of all these issues in our world today, through the colonial history of Indian textiles.

Slaves of Fashion: The Singh Twins (7 May – 11 September) will showcase artworks by the internationally renowned artists, which focus on the relationship between Britain and India, hidden details of Europe’s colonial past and its legacies, including current debates around ethical trade, responsible consumerism and decolonisation and racism.

Primarily known for their hand-painted work in a modern development of the Indian miniature tradition, The Singh Twins’ latest work combines traditional hand-painting techniques with historical archival material and digitally created imagery.

The exhibition features two significant bodies of work from their Slaves of Fashion series produced over the past five years. Supported by a wealth of material that documents the artists’ process from an archive of original historical objects and documents which have inspired the work on display, to original drawings, time lapse video of work in progress and three artist films.

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Slaves of Fashion: The Singh Twins

Type:Art Exhibition

FIrstsite, Lewis Gardens, Colchester, CO1 1JH

Tel: 01206 713700

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Season (7 May 2022 - 11 Sept 2022)


"Artfund Museum of the Year 2021 - Winner" Firstsite, ColchesterFirstsite is Colchester's contemporary art gallery and winner of the Artfund Museum of the Year, 2021.