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British Colonization by Annie Ng

February 25, 2019 to March 25, 2019
Gunn Foyer, McMurtry Building

Free and open to the public 
On view: Monday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm (closed weekends)

British Colonization by Annie Ng (’20, Art Practice) is now on view in the Foyer of the McMurtry Building.

British Colonization is an endeavor to unravel the deep-rooted effects of British colonial history in others’ lives as well as the Hong Kong-native artist’s own. In this photo series, members of the Stanford community whose countries were colonized by Britain were photographed and interviewed about the impact of this history upon their identities, cultures, and behaviors. Their portraits are accompanied by real dialogue from these intimate conversations. Countries represented include New Zealand, India, Jamaica, Barbados, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, and Nigeria.

These portraits present just a few of the many complex, multifaceted, and damaging effects British colonial history continues to exert upon lives. These effects are diverse, yet shared; the experience is uniting, yet cannot be generalized. The violent legacy of British colonization exists and pervades everywhere on campus. We are the proof.” 

This exhibition is on view through March 25.

Annie Ng
British Colonization 
Inkjet print on paper
Stanford University, Class of 2020, Art Pratice 
Faculty Advisor: Gail Wight

Department of Art & Art History
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