Trophies

"…the nostalgia that I explore here is …. for the unrealised dreams of the past and visions of the future that have become obsolete.... not solely searching for newness and technological progress but for unrealized possibilities, unpredictable turns and crossroads." Svetlana Boym, Nostalgia and It’s Discontents On Saturday 5th October I sat in Arnolfini’s auditorium waiting for Trophies of Empire: Traces and Legacies to begin. This event offered the opportunity to look back at ‘an influential exhibition from the early 90s in which contemporary artists explored Britain’s colonial past’ (Arnolfini 2019); the afternoon comprised of panel discussions and opportunities to view material from Arno

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