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Viewing Ghosts of Empire II

Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, Ben Brown’s brilliant new exhibition foregrounds artists from African and Asian diasporas exploring the intersections, overlaps, and dissonance between the Black Atlantic and Asia Imperialist Trade routes. It also examines how these artists use their artistic practices as a platform to engage with the legacies of slavery, migration and colonialism, while asking questions about how these communities have shaped the cultural fabric of our global society.

‘There are a multitude of communities that have been oppressed because of colonization and imperialism, who, in spite of that, have been able to thrive and create rich cultures that have had a heavy influence on contemporary society,’ says Ossei-Mensah.

On display are works by such celebrated names as Hurvin Anderson, Zao Wou-Ki and Theaster Gates. Also featured are works by Alvaro Barrington, Livien Yin and Chris Ofili. Shown together, they reveal the diverse and creative ways in which these artists have examined their cultural and social histories. It’s not to be missed.

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15 September 2022 — 22 October 2022
The Wick - 4. Skate at Somerset House with Moët & Chandon 2022. Image by Owen Harvey
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Viewing Skate at Somerset House

The Wick - Claridge's Christmas Tree 2022 by Sandra Choi for Jimmy Choo 5
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Viewing Claridge’s Christmas Tree & The Connaught Christmas Tree

The Wick - Dandelions at Christmas at Blenheim Palace Photo by Richard Haughton © Sony Music
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Viewing Christmas at Blenheim Palace

The Wick - The Sitting, 2022, Stacey Gillian
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Viewing Stacey Gillian Abe

The Wick - Art Basel Miami Beach
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Viewing Art Basel Miami Beach

The Wick - Sculpture with Colour (Deep Blue and Red), 1940 © Bowness. Photo © Tate
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Viewing Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life