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The Sun Never Sets

The boast that “the sun never sets” on the British Empire was intended to reinforce its scale and might, but is used here to indicate the ongoing reverberations of colonisation in societies across the world. The age of empire may be over, yet we still feel its aftershocks. Over the course of a year, we invite you to get uncomfortable with us as we face up to the aftermath of this history from the perspectives of its former colonies. 

The foundational structure of The Sun Never Sets is a journey around the globe, virtually visiting the many countries that were involved in the British Empire, bearing witness to their histories and grappling with their implications for the present. Curators, artists and writers from the various regions will act as guides and interlocutors, decentring empirical assumptions in favour of peripheral perspectives and alternative forms of knowledge.