Artist and Empire: (En)Countering Colonial Legacies National Gallery Singapore

  Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, a British colonial officer working on behalf of the East India Company, declared the founding of what would become modern Singapore on February 6, 1819—and, after apparently deftly negotiating with both the Malay and Chinese populations of the land, he promptly departed, on February 7. Raffles’ legacy remains relatively favorably […]

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Bob Branaman

KARMA INTERNATIONAL | LOS ANGELES “Smoking cigarettes / and watching Captain Kangaroo / that fabled damned of nations / prophecy come true . . .” What to do in 1966, the year that Allen Ginsberg wrote this line, in his poem “Wichita Vortex Sutra,” while watching neighbors and classmates drafted and wrenched into a senseless […]

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