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Trophies of Empire

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1992
Published by: Arnolfini
Year published: 1992

image of Trophies of Empire

A5 4 panel fold out monochrome printed text and image/exhibition guide/produced by Arnolfini gallery for an exhibition

Title: Trophies of Empire
Arnolfini, 21 November 1992 - 10 January 1993
Featuring: Carole Drake, Edwina Fitzpatrick, Sunil Gupta, Bandele Iyapo, Shaheen Merali, Keith Piper, Donald Rodney, Veena Stephenson, South Atlantic Souvenirs & Trouble
Cover image: Keith Piper - detail from Trade Winds

Inside 4 panels and outside back panel contains a text that accompanies the exhibition, from the introduction: “A 19th century Bristolian commentator remarked that “there is not a brick in the city which is not cemented with the blood of a slave.” 1992, the year of the Columbus Quincentenary and the advent of a Single European market, provides an appropriate context for this project which explores various legacies of imperialism in relation to both the specific histories of the three ports and the wider issues of colonial expansion such as the Atlantic Slave Trade, continuing Third World exploitation and the diaspora of Black communities. The commissioned artists have responded innovatively through a range of art forms - from Keith Piper’s video installation Trade Winds to the visual theatre of Bandele Iyapo, and from South Atlantic Souvenir’s range of edible “post-colonial“ Trophies products to Sunil Gupta’s digitised photography.”

Live Events: Bandele Iyapo - Footsteps of the Hummingbird
5 - 6 December 8pm - with choreographer Barry Anderson, film maker Carol Stevens and theatre direction by Geoff Cresswell of ACT (African Caribbean Theatre)

Legacies Debate: 12 December 1.30 - 4pm: Keith Piper, initiator of Trophies of Empire and Sunil Gupta with Dr. Gareth Griffiths, Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol in conversation

Related people + view all 9

»  Carole Drake

Born, 1963 in Bristol, UK

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Related exhibitions

»  Trophies of Empire - Arnolfini

Group show at Arnolfini. 1992 - 1993

Related venues

»  Arnolfini

Bristol, United Kingdom