Kwasi Kwarteng - British Empire and Art

Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng is the guest curator of this episode of Artsnight.

The author of the book Ghosts of Empire, Kwasi looks at how the British Empire impacted on art, architecture and literature.

He meets one of Australia's greatest living novelists - Peter Carey - to discuss the writer's obsession with early colonial life, as well as exploring Tate Britain's Artist and Empire exhibition. And comedian Shazia Mirza discusses why fabric and clothing is so vital to the story of the Indian sub-continent.

Episode Discussion

No comments yet. Be the first!

Login to leave a comment on this episode.