Photo: © Victoria and Albert Museum
Medieval & Renaissance - The Françoise and Georges Selz Gallery, Room 10a
Using found footage of European locations taken from popular Indian films, Jasleen Kaur creates a visual account of Europe fabricated from an alternative cultural perspective. As a result, Europe suffers from stereotyping. It is simplified into National Trust buildings, bustling cosmopolitan cities and romantic landscapes. This pseudo-documentary provokes questions around the representation of cultures, and imagines a future where the history of the West is written by the East.
Jasleen Kaur is a Scottish Indian artist based in London. Brought up in a traditional Sikh household in Glasgow, her work is an ongoing exploration of the malleability of culture and the layering of social histories within materials and objects.