(Re)(en)countering Colonial Legacies, hosted by Kirti Upadhyaya

This class is part of The School of Uncommon Knowledge

The class will be about exploring old colonial spaces as well as the new narratives created around colonial legacies.

Part of the class involves a walk from the Substation to the National Gallery, where we can discuss the new 'Artist and Empire' exhibition, particularly the gaps between the Tate and Singaporean versions. 

About Kirti Upadhyaya

Kirti Upadhyaya recently graduated with a degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute in London. She has written about art for the inaugural issue of Mynah magazine and in several university essays. In her final year at university, she studied a course titled ‘Art and Empire in 18th Century London’. This sparked an interest in art that responds to the experience and legacy of the British Empire. She hopes to further her research into this area over the next couple of years.

She has little teaching experience, save for a brief relief teaching position and delivering a few gallery talks. 


All classes in A Home for the Arts run on barter. When registering please select one (or more) of the following that you would like to give in exchange for the class.

  • Pictures of paintings that speak to them from the National Gallery collection or stories/images of old colonial Singaporean spaces

Saturday, 26 November 2016

4pm - 6pm

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