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EMPIRE LINES uncovers the unexpected, often two-way, flows of empires through art. Interdisciplinary thinkers use individual artworks as artefacts of imperial exchange, revealing the how and why of the monolith ‘empire’. Follow EMPIRE LINES on Instagram: instagram.com/empirelinespodcast And Twitter: twitter.com/jelsofron/status/1306563558063271936 Support EMPIRE LINES on Patreon: patreon.com/empirelines TRANSCRIPTS: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-pwfn4U_P1o2oT2Zfb7CoCWadZ3-pO4C?usp=sharing MUSIC: Combinación // The Dubbstyle PRODUCER: Jelena Sofronijevic

Episode Date
Taboo Durag, Paul Maheke (2021) (EMPIRE LINES x MOSTYN, Glasgow International)
Jun 13, 2024
Ingrid Pollard: Carbon Slowly Turning (2022) (EMPIRE LINES x Invasion Ecology)
May 30, 2024
Twist, LR Vandy (2024) (EMPIRE LINES x October Gallery, Chatham Ropery)
May 16, 2024
Melted into the Sun, Saodat Ismailova (2024) (EMPIRE LINES x Fondazione In Between Art Film, Venice Biennale)
May 02, 2024
Decolonised Structures (Queen Victoria), Yinka Shonibare CBE RA (2022-2023) (EMPIRE LINES x The Serpentine Galleries, Venice Biennale)
Apr 18, 2024
Dreams Have No Titles, Zineb Sedira (2022-Now) (EMPIRE LINES x Whitechapel Gallery, Goodman Gallery, Venice Biennale)
Apr 04, 2024
Giolo’s Lament, Pio Abad (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Ashmolean Museum)
Mar 28, 2024
Camera Obscura, Pia Arke (1990) (EMPIRE LINES x John Hansard Gallery, KW Institute for Contemporary Art)
Mar 21, 2024
Medium and Memory, Griselda Pollock (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x HackelBury Fine Art)
Mar 14, 2024
Lost Threads, Lubaina Himid (2021, 2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Holburne Museum, British Textile Biennale)
Mar 07, 2024
The Black Atlantic, Paul Gilroy (1993-Now) (EMPIRE LINES Live, with Radical Ecology)
Feb 29, 2024
Noko Y3 Dzen (There’s Something in the World), Serge Attukwei Clottey (2018-Now) (EMPIRE LINES Live at the Eden Project, Cornwall)
Feb 22, 2024
Habitat, Taloi Havini (2017) (EMPIRE LINES x Artes Mundi 10, National Museum of Wales, Chapter, MOSTYN)
Feb 08, 2024
Freud: El Mago de los Sueños (The Wizard of Dreams), Vidas Ilustres Comic Book (1963)
Feb 01, 2024
The Madras College of Arts and Crafts, India (1850-Now) (EMPIRE LINES x The Noble Sage, Brunei Gallery)
Jan 25, 2024
Queer Feet, Osman Yousefzada (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Charleston)
Jan 18, 2024
Learning from Artemisia, Uriel Orlow and Orchestre Jeunes Étoiles des Astres (2019-2020) (EMPIRE LINES x Eden Project)
Jan 11, 2024
White Zombie, Victor Halperin (1932) (EMPIRE LINES x Visions of Haiti, Barbican Cinema)
Jan 05, 2024
The Black Triangle, Armet Francis (1969) (EMPIRE LINES x Autograph)
Dec 28, 2023
Whites Can Dance Too, Kalaf Epalanga, translated by Daniel Hahn (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Kizomba Design Museum, Africa Writes 2023)
Dec 21, 2023
Where Worlds Meet, Maha Ahmed (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Leighton House)
Dec 14, 2023
Arcadia, John Akomfrah (2023) (EMPIRE LINES at 100 x The Box, Sharjah Biennial 15)
Dec 07, 2023
Africa Series, Carrie Mae Weems (1993) (EMPIRE LINES x Kunstmuseum Basel)
Nov 30, 2023
Did You Come Here To Find History?, Nusra Latif Qureshi (2009) (EMPIRE LINES x MK Gallery, The Box)
Nov 23, 2023
Hélène Amouzou: Voyages (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Autograph)
Nov 16, 2023
Against Apartheid, Ashish Ghadiali (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Radical Ecology, KARST)
Nov 09, 2023
And I Have My Own Business In This Skin, Claudette Johnson (1982) (EMPIRE LINES x The Courtauld Gallery)
Oct 26, 2023
Declaration of Independence, Barby Asante (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Art on the Underground)
Oct 18, 2023
Story, Place, Tony Albert (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Sullivan+Strumph, Frieze London)
Oct 12, 2023
Chorus in Rememory of Flight, Julianknxx (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Barbican)
Oct 04, 2023
Living in the Wake of the Lust for Sugar, Elsa James (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Museum of London Docklands)
Sep 28, 2023
Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Fitzwilliam Museum)
Sep 21, 2023
UNRWA Dress from Ramallah, Palestine (1930s) (EMPIRE LINES x Kettle’s Yard)
Sep 14, 2023
Home is Not a Place, Johny Pitts and Roger Robinson (2021-Now) (EMPIRE LINES x The Photographers’ Gallery)
Sep 07, 2023
What Remains at the End of the Earth?, Imani Jacqueline Brown (2022) (EMPIRE LINES x Hayward Gallery)
Aug 31, 2023
Lagos Soundscapes, Emeka Ogboh (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x South London Gallery, Southbank Centre)
Aug 24, 2023
WAVE: Currents in Japanese Graphic Arts at Japan House London (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x historicity Tokyo)
Aug 18, 2023
Photographs of the Polar Silk Road, Gregor Sailer (2017-2021) (EMPIRE LINES x Natural History Museum)
Aug 17, 2023
Exile is a Hard Job, Nil Yalter (1974-Now) (EMPIRE LINES x Ab-Anbar Gallery)
Aug 10, 2023
A History of a City In a Box, Ndidi Dike (2019) (EMPIRE LINES x Tate Modern)
Aug 03, 2023
From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, Carrie Mae Weems (1995–1996) (EMPIRE LINES x Barbican)
Jul 26, 2023
The Casablanca Art School (1962-1987) (EMPIRE LINES x Tate St Ives)
Jul 20, 2023
Oneness, Shahrzad Ghaffari (2022) (EMPIRE LINES x Leighton House)
Jul 13, 2023
Silent Protests, Tewa Barnosa (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Shubbak Festival, The Africa Centre)
Jul 06, 2023
Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman, Vincent van Gogh (1890) (EMPIRE LINES x Van Gogh Museum)
Jun 28, 2023
Barbershop, Hurvin Anderson (2006-2023) (EMPIRE LINES x The Hepworth Wakefield)
Jun 22, 2023
Dal Puri Diaspora, Richard Fung (2012) (EMPIRE LINES x Museum of London Docklands)
Jun 15, 2023
Too Loud a Dust, Musquiqui Chihying (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Tabula Rasa Gallery)
Jun 08, 2023
The Evolution, Paintings for the Temple, Hilma af Klint (1908) (EMPIRE LINES x Tate Modern)
May 31, 2023
The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend (20th Century-Now) (EMPIRE LINES x Royal Academy)
May 25, 2023
The Experiment with the Bird in the Air Pump, Joseph Wright of Derby (1768) and Nalini Malani (2022) (EMPIRE LINES x National Gallery, Holburne Museum)
May 18, 2023
We Kiss the Earth: Danish Modern Art, 1934-1948 (EMPIRE LINES x Cobra Museum of Modern Art)
Apr 19, 2023
Spouts, Ai Weiwei (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Design Museum)
Apr 13, 2023
Red-Figure Hydria of Oedipus and the Sphinx, Ancient Greece (380-360BCE) (EMPIRE LINES x Freud Museum London)
Apr 05, 2023
River Atlas, Law Yuk-Mui (2021) (EMPIRE LINES x Two Temple Place and Kakilang)
Mar 30, 2023
Slavery: Ten True Stories of Dutch Colonial Slavery (EMPIRE LINES x Rijksmuseum, United Nations)
Mar 23, 2023
Antique French Military Uniform with Kumihimo, Hasegawa Akira (2021) (EMPIRE LINES x Japan House London)
Mar 16, 2023
Painting on an Island (Carrera), Peter Doig (2019) (EMPIRE LINES x The Courtauld Gallery)
Mar 02, 2023
Children of the Manston US Air Force Servicemen Print Series, Richard Birch (2023) (EMPIRE LINES x Turner Contemporary)
Feb 16, 2023
(Re)Introducing: EMPIRE LINES
Feb 14, 2023
Kiti Cha Enzi (Swahili Chair of Power), East Africa (19th Century)
Jan 05, 2023
Thabo, Thabiso and Blackx, Araminta de Clermont (2010)
Dec 22, 2022
We Came Here, Harold Offeh (2022) (EMPIRE LINES x Van Gogh House Interview)
Dec 08, 2022
Indigenous Intermediary Geua in ‘Photographs Mainly of Port Moresby’, George Lawes, (1880s)
Nov 24, 2022
The Luxborough Galley on Fire, 25 June 1727, John Cleveley the Elder (c. 18th Century)
Nov 10, 2022
Vinyl Record of Drive My Car, The Beatles (1965)
Oct 27, 2022
My Reality is Different, Nalini Malani (2022) (EMPIRE LINES x National Gallery, Holburne Museum Interview)
Oct 20, 2022
The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba (8th Century)
Oct 13, 2022
Queen Anne Wine Bottle, Shiraz (1708)
Sep 29, 2022
Self Evident, Ingrid Pollard (1992) (EMPIRE LINES x Turner Contemporary Interview)
Sep 15, 2022
Batchelor Girl's Room, Althea McNish/Studio Nyali (1966/2022) (EMPIRE LINES x William Morris Gallery Interview)
Sep 01, 2022
Murals, Malangatana Ngwenya (1967, 1987) (EMPIRE LINES x Tate Modern and The Africa Centre Interview)
Aug 19, 2022
Memorial to Lost Words at the Lahore Museum, Bani Abidi (2016/2018)
Aug 11, 2022
The Dark Dancer, Balachandra Rajan (1958)
Aug 04, 2022
Colonial Days: We Demand Colonies For Poland Poster, Maritime and Colonial League (1938)
Jul 21, 2022
Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (18th Century)
Jul 07, 2022
Ivory Statue of St. Michael the Archangel, Basilica of Guadalupe (17th Century)
Jun 23, 2022
Sea Captains Carousing in Surinam, John Greenwood (c. 1752-1758)
Jun 09, 2022
Map of Endowments for 'Colonial' University, New Zealand (1873)
May 26, 2022
Painting of Silver Labourers in Potosí, Bolivia, from Translation of the History of the New World (c. 17th Century)
May 12, 2022
The Tragedy of Mustapha, Fulke Greville (1609) and Roger Boyle (1665)
Apr 28, 2022
Pierced Jade Scholar's Screen, China (19th Century) (EMPIRE LINES x Freud Museum Interview)
Apr 14, 2022
Mining the Museum at the Maryland Historical Society, Fred Wilson (1992-1993)
Apr 07, 2022
Old Britain Castles Ceramic Plate, Johnson Brothers (1930)
Mar 24, 2022
Standard Willow Ceramic Plate, Josiah Spode (1800-1820)
Mar 10, 2022
Water Splotch from the Bay of Bengal, Ship Diary of Levi Savage (1852-1853)
Feb 24, 2022
Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah, Elizabeth Hamilton (1796)
Feb 10, 2022
Possession Island (Abstraction), Gordon Bennett (1991)
Jan 27, 2022
a preponderance of aboriginal blood, Judy Watson (2005)
Jan 13, 2022
Teak Column of al-Qalis, Mecca (6th Century)
Dec 30, 2021
Linen Market, Dominica, Agostino Brunias (c. 1780)
Dec 16, 2021
Cashew Nuts for the Mozambican Revolution Poster, Alexandre Milhafre (c. 1979) (EMPIRE LINES x SOAS Interview)
Dec 02, 2021
Fifth Edition of Les Mille et Une Nuit (The Thousand and One Nights), Antoine Galland (1729)
Nov 18, 2021
Knotted Pile Carpet, Lahore Central Jail (c. 1880)
Nov 04, 2021
'White Buddhist' Statue of Theosophist Henry Steel Olcott, Colombo (c. 1970s)
Oct 21, 2021
Sun City, Artists United Against Apartheid (1985)
Oct 07, 2021
View of the Plaza Mayor of Mexico City, Cristóbal de Villalpando (c. 1695)
Sep 23, 2021
Uzun Kemer Ottoman Aqueduct Bridge, Istanbul (c. 1560s)
Sep 09, 2021
Dubai Kathu Pattu (Dubai Letter Song), S. A. Jameel (1977)
Aug 26, 2021
Indian Elephant Chess Piece (c. 17th-18th Century)
Aug 12, 2021
A New Map of the Island of Barbados, Philip Lea and John Seller (1686)
Jul 29, 2021
Mexican Enconchado of the Virgin of Guadalupe (c. 1700s)
Jul 15, 2021
Four Ports Panorama, Carlos Julião (c. 1780s)
Jul 01, 2021
European Photographs in the Illustrated Weekly of India, Debalina Majumdar and Manobina Roy (1959-1960)
Jun 17, 2021
Vatcha Adaran Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Bombay (1881)
Jun 03, 2021
Yugoslavia Pavilion for the Paris Expo, Josip Seissel (1937)
May 20, 2021
Illustration of the Empress Visiting a Field Hospital (in Hiroshima), Kobayashi Kiyochika (1895)
May 06, 2021
Listening to Empire: Making Podcasts with Producer Jelena Sofronijevic (EMPIRE LINES x Retrospect Live Event)
Apr 22, 2021
The Magnificent Seven (Port of Spain), Trinidad (c. 1902-1910)
Apr 08, 2021
Two Islamic Bronzes with Al-Mulk Inscription (c. 10th Century)
Mar 25, 2021
Self-Portrait of the Artist in Macau, George Chinnery (c. 1844)
Mar 11, 2021
Replica of the Kudara Kannon, Niiro Chunosuke (1931-1932)
Feb 25, 2021
Ceylonese Tea Pickers, Edward Atkinson Hornel (c. 1907)
Feb 11, 2021
Azulejos for a Portuguese Church Altar (17th Century)
Jan 28, 2021
The Czartoryski Polonaise Carpet (17th Century)
Jan 14, 2021
Cartoons for The Workers’ Herald, James Christie Scott (1920s)
Dec 24, 2020
The Tribes of Israel (Jacob and his Twelve Sons), Francisco de Zurbarán (1640s)
Dec 10, 2020
Bengali Colcha with Triumphal Arch of the Flemish (Mid 17th Century)
Nov 26, 2020
Electra House, London (1902)
Nov 12, 2020
La Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz (1995)
Oct 29, 2020
John Bull’s Other Island, George Bernard Shaw (1904)
Oct 15, 2020
The Great Mosque(s) of Djenné, Mali
Oct 01, 2020