Remembering a Brave New World
by Chila Kumari Burman

Photo: Joe Humphrys

Chila Kumari has created Remembering A Brave New World to adorn the iconic façade of Tate Britain.

Selected as the fourth artist to complete Tate Britain's outdoor commission, my installation referenced mythology, Bollywood and radical feminism all key themes Kumari explored throughout her practice as a professional artist.

The design combined Indian myths and customs with memories of family visits to the Blackpool Illuminations and her parents' ice cream van. The final installation resulted in a stunning display, celebrating light with uplifting neon figures, bling, glitter and kaleidoscopic colour.

This project has been longlisted in the installation design category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: Chila Kumari Burman
Project: Remembering a Brave New World


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