Identities: A visual approach

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Hempel Galleries and the Colombo Art Biennale are working with Ashok Ferry on Colomboscope (22-24 March at Park Street Mews), and Annoushka Hempel will be curating the arts section.

‘Identities’ is an art exhibition that is a separately curated event within the Colomboscope Festival. The curatorial focus has been to identify and bring together relevant artworks by artists from Sri Lanka, some of which have been recently created, some which have been previously exhibited, and some of which may have been produced several years ago, to create a narrative on the theme that best exemplifies the various approaches to the theme.

The curatorial selection process has been an open dialogue between the artists and the curators, in deciding what are the most interesting visual expressions that look at the concept of ‘Identities’, in a varied and expansive manner. This exhibition, by means of a visual approach, will enhance and compliment the discussion panels of the festival.

Participating artists are Anoli Perera, Anomaa Rajakaruna, Aruna Vidanaavachchi, Dominic Sansoni, Janananda Laksiri, Kingsley Gunatillake, Lakisha Fernando, Manori Jayasinghe, Pala Pothupitiye, Pradeep Chandrasiri, Priyanthi Kumari, Sajeewani Hewawitharana and Chinthaka and Poornima Thenuwara.