Critical Writing Index

Our multicultural society is transforming Britart

by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

The Independent, Mar. 17, 2003

The article discusses the clash between traditional art of old Europe and the new, contemporary art of modern Britons. It talks about new artists who are producing art that is breaking boundaries and conventions. These artists all have "multiple identities" and have come from abroad to Britain and therefore bring perspectives from beyond Britain into their work.

ITEM 2003.084 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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