The Singh Twins: New Colchester Shows Firstsite “Challenging Perceptions”

A new exhibition from The Singh Twins aims to bring new audiences and “challenge perceptions” to the history of the empire.

Slaves of Fashion, at Firstsite in Colchester, explores the themes of conquest, colonialism and slavery.

The sisters have created a series of 11 life-size portraits that take a chronological look into the history of the world trade in Indian textiles from “ancient roots” to the present day.

“The history of empire and colonialism is something that is very often misperceived and this exhibition is all about challenging different perceptions of what that part of our shared history is about,” they said.

Video by Dawn Gerber

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