The Colour of Britain (1995)

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About the work of artists who are redefining British culture and the image of their nation. Features internationally successful British Asian artists: Anish Kapoor, sculptor; Jatinder Verma, theatre director; and Shobana Jeyasingh, choreographer. They offer a new and controversial idea of what it means to be British, and by extension, what constitutes British art. The challenge and excitement of breaking down boundaries is illustrated in the work of and in interviews with visual artists, Sutapa Biswas, Chila Burman and Zarina Bhimji. Bhangra music which mixes Vivaldi, House and Hip-Hop provides more evidence that some of the most innovative artistic work in Britain is being produced by artists who reflect the shifting pattern of British cultural identity. Contributors include critics, Paul Gilroy, Homi Bhabha, Sandy Nairne and Gilane Tawadros.

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