Tuesday 12 May 2020
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online via Zoom
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” (Marcel Proust).
The seminar series Imperial Subjects: (Post)colonial conversations between South Asia and Wales is led by British Art Network bursary awardee Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and South Asian art historian Dr Zehra Jumabhoy. This series of seminars has been adapted for delivery online.
South Asia and Wales have had a long liaison, stretching back to the earliest years of Britain’s socio-political infiltration of the Subcontinent. And, given Wales’ own status within the larger British narrative, the encounters have often been more collaborative (and the two have shared more in common) than the history of Colonialism would lead one to assume. This series of four paired seminars traces some of the historic interactions between South Asia and Wales, while simultaneously forging new ones.
The seminars are paired as Week One and Two and will be delivered on Tuesday and Thursday each week. Delegates may register for one or both weeks.
Seminar One: Exploring Colonial Conversations
12 May 2020, 2 – 4.30pm
This seminar will bring together visual artists from India and Wales, whose multi-media work explores themes of identity, migration, colonialisation and collaboration; paying particular attention to Swansea’s status as the second city of Sanctuary. Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion.
Panel Discussion with the organisers, Katy Freer & Zehra Jumabhoy
Spaces are limited, booking essential.
Register to attend both Week One seminars
Everyone welcome, particularly members of the subject specialist British Art Network.
This seminar series is funded by and forms part of the programme of the British Art Network. The British Art Network is led and supported by Tate and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, with additional public funding provided by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Image: Peter Finnemore, Looking For Signs, 2018. © The artist