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EMPIRE LINES uncovers the unexpected, often two-way, flows of empires through art. Interdisciplinary thinkers use individual artworks as artefacts of imperial exchange, revealing... more

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Did You Come Here To Find History?, Nusra Latif Qureshi (2009) (EMPIRE LINES x MK Gallery, The Box)

Curator Hammad Nasar expands ideas of miniature painting, moving around South Asia and Western Europe from the 17th century to... more

23 Nov 2023 · 22 minutes
Hélène Amouzou: Voyages (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Autograph)

Photographer Hélène Amouzou, and curator Bindi Vora, capture the in/visibility of refugees and asylum seekers in Europe, moving between 21st... more

16 Nov 2023 · 16 minutes
Against Apartheid, Ashish Ghadiali (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Radical Ecology, KARST)

Curator and filmmaker Ashish Ghadiali connects climate science, contemporary art, and activism, cultivating a radical, cultural ecology in the countryside... more

09 Nov 2023 · 23 minutes
And I Have My Own Business in This Skin, Claudette Johnson (1982) (EMPIRE LINES x The Courtauld Gallery)

Curator Dorothy Price outlines the figures of Claudette Johnson, a founder member of the Black British Art Movement (Blk Art... more

26 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
Declaration of Independence, Barby Asante (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Art on the Underground)

Contemporary artist Barby Asante moves through the London Transport Museum to Stratford Station, coming together with Black women TfL staff... more

18 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Story, Place, Tony Albert (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Sullivan+Strumph, Frieze London)

Artist and curator Tony Albert collects Aboriginalia, colonial kitsch still found in Australia’s second-hand and souvenir shops, to reconstruct historic... more

12 Oct 2023 · 14 minutes
Chorus in Rememory of Flight, Julianknxx (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Barbican)

Curator Eleanor Nairne traces the migrations of contemporary artist Julianknxx, as he travels between European port cities, and back to... more

04 Oct 2023 · 15 minutes
Living in the Wake of the Lust for Sugar, Elsa James (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Museum of London Docklands)

Contemporary artist Elsa James moves through the Museum of London Docklands’ London, Sugar & Slavery gallery - and so, the missing... more

28 Sep 2023 · 15 minutes
Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Fitzwilliam Museum)

Curators Jake Subryan Richards and Vicky Avery locate Cambridge within the transatlantic slave trade, connecting global commodities and local consumption,... more

21 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
UNRWA Dress from Ramallah, Palestine (1930s) (EMPIRE LINES x Kettle’s Yard)

Curator Rachel Dedman unpicks the personal and political histories woven into Palestinian textiles, the role of the ‘embroidered woman’ in... more

14 Sep 2023 · 17 minutes
Did You Come Here To Find History?, Nusra Latif Qureshi (2009) (EMPIRE LINES x MK Gallery, The Box)
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