Tour of the ‘The Poppy Retake’ & ‘From the Shadows of War and Empire’

Artist’s talk and guided tour of the exhibitions
by Kooj Chuhan

Sunday 28th April, 1-2pm in MShed
Free, no booking required.

‘The Poppy Retake’
Video art by Kuljit ‘Kooj’ Chuhan

Modern war propaganda began with World War 1 which obscured its pointlessness and deep colonial connections, while pretending to be ‘the war to end all wars’. This artwork explores coercion into war, involving an African woman working for a war-themed park. She finds herself caught between colonial narratives, spirits from the dead and video war games.

‘From the Shadows of War and Empire’
Documentary exhibition from Southern Voices

Few know about how European powers brought colonies into World War 1, took resources from these countries and took the war to ‘fronts’ outside Europe. an exhibition which finally tells this major part of the story from the colonies’ point of view. We focus on India, the West Indies, German and British East Africa, and Nigeria – mostly British colonies.

Also see the M shed programme for talks linked to these exhibitions – ‘World War 1’s Hidden Voices’ Saturday 27th April, 2-4pm at M Shed. (Free, no booking required)