The Singh Twins feature in an online exhibition, hosted by Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, launching 7th of August.
The exhibition is part of National celebrations of South Asian Heritage Month and The Singh Twins are proud to be representing their home city of Liverpool. You can view the exhibition here, and shop for prints on their website.
Other internationally acclaimed South Asian artists featured include: Anish Kapoor, Shanti Patel, Raqib Shaw and F.N. Souza.
Following on from LightNight 2020’s online exhibition of their animation ‘The Making of Liverpool’, hosted by Milap in May, The Singh Twins online shop is also now live.
They are offering copies of this award winning animation for purchase, alongside a range of merchandise (from books and DVD’s to art posters and Fine Art Collector Giclee prints) featuring many of their most well known artworks.
These include ‘Liverpool 800: The Changing Face of Liverpool’ – the piece commissioned for Capital of Culture 08 which inspired the animation.
Their development of the shop, largely responds to the overwhelming requests they received from viewers of their appearance as guest artists on Channel 4‘s Grayson’s Art Club, to make reproductions of the NHS tribute artwork they discussed on the show available.
At the same time, like many other artists affected by the Covid crisis these past months, much of their work suddenly stopped due to restrictions on international travel and the overnight closure of museums and galleries.
But on the plus side, it also provided the opportunity not only to finally develop a Singh Twins’ online shop (something they have been thinking about for years but never quite found the time to focus on!) but also to create new artworks documenting two of the most significant and life changing events of 2020. Namely, the Covid outbreak and the tragic murder of George Floyd.
These new artworks, which explore these events within the context of Empire and colonial history, represent the latest additions to their ‘Slaves of Fashion’ series which attracted over 105,000 visitors at the Walker Art Gallery in 2018.
Prints of both artworks (titled, ‘NHS v Covid-19:Fighting on Two Fronts’ and ‘Get Your Knee Off Our Necks’) are available by popular demand in their shop here and also feature in the Ben Uri Gallery online exhibition.