Press

  • Hi! Magazine- Series 12, Volume 4, 2015

    Wednesday 18th of March 2015 - Hi! Magazine

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  • Cultural Memorials by Reginald Aloysius

    Tuesday 17th of March 2015 - Daily Mirror

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  • Solo Exhibition by Reginald Aloysius

    Friday 13th of March 2015 - Financial Times

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  • Pride and Power

    Monday 02nd of March 2015 - Daily Mirror

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  • The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2014

    Sunday 15th of February 2015

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  • Artra - December 2014/January 2015 - Issue 15

    Monday 09th of February 2015

    TAKING SRI LANKAN ART GLOBAL

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  • Works at India Art Fair take an artistic look at womanhood

    Sunday 01st of February 2015 - India Today

    Thought-provoking, titillating, engaging-the mood for re-claiming the feminine is strong among the works of art at the India Art Fair in the NSIC Exhibition Grounds that ends Sunday (today).

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  • 10 THINGS NOT TO MISS AT THE ART FAIR

    Saturday 31st of January 2015 - HT City

    "The much awaited annual India art fair has finally kicked off in the Capital, and the show has only gotten better this time"

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  • India Art Fair gets off to a rousing start

    Friday 30th of January 2015 - Business Today

    Art, they say, forces you to confront reality. At the seventh edition of India Art Fair, a young breed of contemporary artists with its brand of hyperrealism forces you to stop in your tracks and appreciate its take on the follies and foibles of today's urban society. Some of the art works are quirky and amusing whereas others are melancholic and shocking.

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  • INDIA ART FAIR 2015

    Thursday 29th of January 2015 - ELLE INDIA

    The seventh edition of the India Art Fair opens at the NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Delhi, today. And it features at least 90 art booths by 85 exhibiting galleries. In this edition, you donít want to miss Art Projects, showcasing performance art, live acts and installations. (Also because this section of the Fair is curated by Girish Shahane, artistic director of the India Art Fair.)

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  • A specially curated section at India Art Fair 2015 showcases seminal artistsí works.

    Thursday 29th of January 2015 - Art Reader

    The India Art Fair (IAF) 2015 features a special section of curated artworks throughout the fair, including site-specific and multimedia installations, interventions and commissioned pieces by some seminal artists from the Asian region and beyond. Art Radar selected 6 works from among the 23 to be showcased.

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  • Lankan artists make a splash in London

    Sunday 18th of January 2015 - Duvindi Illankoon

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  • Sri Lanka Art and Exile

    Tuesday 06th of January 2015

    Priyath Liyanage, former head of the BBC's Sinhala Service, meets a new generation of Sri Lankan artists - many of whom have never been to their home country as a result of the devastating 30 year civil war - who are using their art to explore their own feelings about identity and belonging.

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  • Representing the Unrepresentable: Contemporary "Sri Lankan" Art

    Tuesday 16th of December 2014 - Sinthujan Varatharajah

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  • Limewire

    Monday 15th of December 2014

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  • International Biennial Association

    Friday 10th of October 2014

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  • Serendipity Revealed: A journey through art

    Thursday 09th of October 2014 - Krishani Peiris

    Delve into a world where colour, sound and in depth revelations transcend the superficial to unveil an intriguing story of a nation as never told before

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  • Annoushka Hempel curates Sri Lanka's untold stories at the Brunei Gallery in London -interview

    Friday 03rd of October 2014 - Lisa Pollman

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  • Serendipity Revealed

    Thursday 18th of September 2014 - Wall Street International

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  • Serendipity Revealed: Sri Lankan Contemporary Art

    Thursday 18th of September 2014

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  • Ancient temples architecture and the modern surveillance state - Sri Lankan artists in the Diaspora

    Friday 05th of September 2014 - Art Radar

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  • The Reading Room - August 2014

    Friday 29th of August 2014

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  • Canvas of Lankan art soon in London

    Sunday 24th of August 2014 - Sunday Times

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  • Imprint, Australia, volume 49

    Friday 20th of June 2014

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  • Hempel Galleries on Nenasa

    Tuesday 10th of June 2014 - Learn Tv

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  • The Reading Room, New Delhi - April 2014

    Wednesday 30th of April 2014

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  • Contemporary Culture in Colombo and Beyond

    Friday 07th of February 2014 - SriLanka's Best Art Galleries

    Sri Lanka, the 'pearl of the Indian Ocean', has a distinctive art scene and bustling cultural life. The capital Colombo is home to the annual Colombo Art Biennale and the Kala Pola festival, making it one of the liveliest cultural destinations in South East Asia. Here are the ten best places to discover Sri Lanka's growing contemporary art scene, from Colombo to Galle and beyond.

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  • SERENDIPITY REVEALED | EXHIBITIONS OF SL CONTEMPORARY ART | Review By Annoushka Hempel

    Wednesday 15th of January 2014 - ARTRA

    In December 2013, myself representing Hempel Galleries together with Sarah Pringle of Visual Arts Projects, will bring to Hong Kong an exhibition by Sri Lankan artists Pala Pothupitiye & Anoli Perera titled 'Cartographed Lands'. The exhibition will be on show at the CAP Project Space 2/F 126 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan from December 10th to 16th and is one of the first ever exhibitions of Sri Lankan contemporary art in Hong Kong. To run concurrently will be a group show featuring a diverse selection of artists currently active in the contemporary art scene in Sri Lanka. Both established and emerging artists, we hope they will give people in Hong Kong a taste of this little known art scene.

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  • The 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Winner, Pala Pothupitiye in Hong Kong

    Wednesday 11th of December 2013 - The Sovereign Art Foundation

    In early December, The 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Winner, Pala Pothupitiye, was in Hong Kong to present 'Serendipity Revealed', a contemporary Sri Lankan exhibition in which he displayed his work alongside fellow artist Anoli Perera. The Sovereign Art Foundation held a private dinner for its Patron supporters at the exhibition space CAP Art Projects, providing them with an opportunity to meet Pala and hear his story as to his personal history and the development of his artistic practice. The exhibition was an overwhelming success which is a tribute to an artist who used his winning prize money to establish the Mullegame Art Centre in Columbo, with the aim to help young people in economically disadvantaged areas engage with art practices as a form of education and expression. Please click here to read a local media report covering the exhibition.

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  • Leading Sri Lankan contemporary art on show in HK

    Friday 06th of December 2013 - The Standard

    Sovereign Asian Art Prize winner Pala Pothupitiye of Sri Lanka is exhibiting his works for the first time in Hong Kong this week in "Serendipity Revealed," which also showcases prominent Sri Lankan contemporary art.

    The exhibition, at the CAP Project Space, runs until December 10.

    Pothupitiye's works are being displayed alongside that of fellow Sri Lankan artist Anoli Perera. (Pictured, detail of Jaffna Map by Pala Pothupitiye. Pencil and ink on antique map. The 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize Winner)

    Pothupitiye was the first Sri Lankan artist to enter and win Asia's largest contemporary art award, The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, now in its 10th year, with his artwork, Jaffna Map, a work that depicts the Sri Lankan city of Jaffna during the height of the war against the terrorist group Tamil Tigers wages by the Sri Lankan military, popularly hailed as 'Lions.' A mythical lion is the main symbolic figure in the Sri Lanka's National Flag, a rare standard in the world that also represents all minorities with various symbols and colors.

    In the Pothupitiye's painting, teeth and claws of lions and tigers are spread on the land mass, while internally displaced persons are represented in the border areas, being chased away from the clash.

    Pothupitiye describes his work as a constant interpretation of identity.

    Serendipity Revealed is a testament to the growing international recognition of the contemporary art from Sri Lanka's post civil war period.

    Pothupitiye's newest works are a response to problems specific to Sri Lanka - questions of caste and the distinction between art and craft, tradition and modernity, from a geopolitical stance.

    The series sees the artist working directly onto archival prints and antique maps, it is a powerful development of his exploration of notions of ownership, nationalism and identity.

    This year The Sovereign Art Foundation has pledged support to a Pothupitiye initiative, the volunteer run Mullegame Art Centre in Colombo, with the aim to help young people in economically disadvantaged areas engage with art practices as a form of education and expression.

    The exhibition is sponsored by Hemple Galleries, The Colombo Biennale and CAP Art Projects.

    CAP PROJECT SPACE
    2/126 Wing Lok Street
    Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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  • Exhibitions Performing Arts

    Thursday 05th of December 2013 - The Planner

    The Planner Exhibitions Performing Arts

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  • Pala Pothupitiye, Winner Of The Sovereign Asian Art Prize Exhibits In Sri Lanka's First Contemporary Art Exhibition In Hong Kong

    Monday 02nd of December 2013 - ETB News

    Sri Lankan artist Pala Pothupitiye, winner of the 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, will exhibit in Serendipity Revealed, the first exhibition in Hong Kong to feature Sri Lankan contemporary art, opening at the CAP Project Space from the 5th to 10th December 2013.

    Pala Pothupitiye was the first Sri Lankan artist to enter and win Asia's largest contemporary art award, The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, which is now in its 10th edition, with his artwork, 'Jaffna Map', a piece that depicts the Sri Lankan city of Jaffna during the height of the war between the Tamil Tigers and the Sinhala Lions. Ferocious teeth and claws of Lions and Tigers decorate the land mass, while 'internally displaced persons' are represented in the border areas, being chased away from the bestial clash.

    Pothupitiye describes his work as a constant interpretation of identity. Serendipity Revealed is a testament to the growing international recognition of the contemporary art coming out of Sri Lanka post the Civil War, which Pothupitiye has done so much to support. The artist is exhibiting in Hong Kong with his newest series of works which are a response to problems specific to his home country, primarily questions of caste and the distinction between art and craft, tradition and modernity, from a geopolitical stance which is accessible to viewers around the world. The series sees the artist working directly onto archival prints and antique maps, it is a powerful development of his exploration of notions of ownership, nationalism and identity.

    This year The Sovereign Art Foundation has pledged support to a Pothupitiye initiative, the volunteer run Mullegame Art Centre in Columbo, with the aim to help young people in economically disadvantaged areas engage with art practices as a form of education and expression.

    Tiffany Pinkstone, Director of The Sovereign Art Foundation said:

    "We are extremely pleased that Pala has done so well since winning the 2010 Sovereign Asian Art Prize, not only with his own personal development as an artist, but in his plight to put Sri Lankan art on the map and especially with all his work to help disadvantaged children in the Colombo community using art. The Sovereign Art Foundation pledges to help fund Pala to continue to develop these workshops further, which reiterates The Sovereign Art Foundation's objective of supporting art projects and charities that help disadvantaged children by using the arts for rehabilitation, education and therapy."

    The exhibition 'Serendipity Revealed' is sponsored by Hemple Galleries, The Colombo Biennale and CAP Art Projects and will be held from 5th - 10th December at the following location. Pothupitiye will be showing his work alongside fellow Sri Lankan artist Anoli Perera (Born in Colombo, Sri Lanka,1962).

    CAP PROJECT SPACE
    2/126 Wing Lok Street
    Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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  • How to Spent it, Financial Times, October 2013

    Friday 25th of October 2013 - The Smooth Guide

    Welcome to Colombo, post-conflict. After three-plus years of definitive peace, Sri Lanka's capital vibrates with enthusiasm - and investment. An oxymoron no more, Colombo Fashion Week now attracts international editors, while it's winning talents have gone on to show in the city of Lights.

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  • Hempel Galleries Packs art heft in Galle

    Friday 17th of May 2013 - Daily News

    The majority of Sri Lanka's most prominent artists have exhibited either at Hempel Galleries or at the Colombo art Biennale(CAB) and CAB 2012 hosted the largest number of artists participating in one single international art event in the country.

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  • Bijyutu Techo May 2013

    Wednesday 01st of May 2013 - IGARASHI Rina

    After the civil war, Sri Lankan art scene enters a new phase.

    In 2009 the civil war was finally ended after 26 years struggle. Now it seems Sri Lanka is moving ahead to "the Singapore of South Asia."

    Contemporary art scene has been grown around Colombo city mainly, VAFA and Theertha has been contributed to fostering support for experimental practices through critically based concerns.

    The Barefoot Gallery was founded in 1967 as The Colombo Gallery, and then they run a gallery space as well as lovely cafe& bar, bookstore and textile shop. They have supported Sri Lankan artists for many years and especially since 90s they introduced contemporary artists more than before. Nazreen Sansoni, the director of this gallery said, they have always aimed for making this space where as local artists are proud of showing their works.

    Hempel Galleries was founded by Annushkha Hempel from UK after the war, in 2010. The solo show of Puspakumara was held currently, Ms.Hempel organized the first Sri Lankan International Biennale co-curated by artists from VAFA and Theertha, and also by directors of other galleries. 50 artists from home and abroad showed their works at many venues in the city. It was the meaningful exhibition to find a hope in the new era of Sri Lankan art scene.

    Sri Lankan artists try to find a way to express themselves toward the future through the experiences of violence and sorrow of war. We may learn something from their attitude or perspective, as we went through the huge disaster of earthquake and tsunami. The ability of art is challenged now.

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  • Identities: A Visual Engagement

    Thursday 14th of March 2013 - LifeOnline

    'Identities': A Visual Engagement, is the visual arts component of Colomboscope, that also includes Literature, Film and Dance. Colomboscope 2013 has adopted the theme of "Identities' and this multi-disciplinary arts event explores the different approaches to the theme 'Identities' through the various disciplines. - See more at: http://life.dailymirror.lk/article/4640/identities-a-visual-engagement#sthash.fu4hUGdn.dpuf

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  • Goodwill Hardware 2013

    Tuesday 05th of February 2013 - Ceylon Today

    At a time when Sri Lanka has already started to forget its recent past and artists have begun to move away from political and interventionist themes, Koralegedara Pushpakumara's exhibition of paintings under the theme "Goodwill Hardware 2013" is remarkable works. His powerful paintings attempt to point at the human suffering which the society has undergone during many decades of war and violence. While questioning and confronting the post war environment, he attempts to dismiss the human suffering from social memory by sheer political discourses of erasure.

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  • Decorated beautification

    Wednesday 16th of January 2013 - Daily News

    K Pushpakumara, a member of the initial group of artists following the 90s Trend, presents his new work based on the continuing series Goodwill Hardware first seen in his solo exhibition at Red Dot Gallery, Colombo in 2009, followed by his participation in the Colombo Art Biennale in 2012 and now at Hempel Galleries.

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  • Decorated beautification

    Wednesday 16th of January 2013 - Daily News

    K Pushpa Kumara, a member of the initial group of artists following th 90s Trend, presents his new work based on the continuing series Goodwill Hardware first seen in his sola exhibition at Red Dot Galery, Colombo in 2009, folloed by his participation in the Colombo Art Biennale in 2012 and now at Hempel Galleries.

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  • Goodwill Hardware 2013

    Tuesday 15th of January 2013 - Daily Mirror - Life Online

    Seasoned artist Pushpakumara Koralagedara's latest exhibition will be held at Hempel Galleries, 30/3 Barnes Place, Colombo 7 from January 18 to February 7 from 10 am to 5 pm. Primarily a painter, Pushpakumara brings out a body of minimalist work represented in a series of screen-printed and painted large canvases.

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  • A Different Road

    Monday 03rd of December 2012 - Ceylon Today

    Post-war development is underway in Jafna Peninsula like the rest of the country. Many main roads in Jafna including KKS(KannKesanthurai) road and Palaly road are under rapid construction and expansion.

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  • Jaffna, the roads travelled on and untravelled

    Sunday 25th of November 2012 - Plus Magazine

    Featuring new works, this exhibition is his impressions of living in Jaffna. The paintings flow seamlessly from his previous works, in a powerful narrative that leaves one with that burning curiosity of 'what next?'.

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  • A Different Road

    Saturday 24th of November 2012 - Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

    Post war development is underway in Jaffna peninsula like the rest of the country. Many main roads in Jaffna including KKS (Kaankesanthurai) road and Palaly road are under rapid construction, and expansion. Roadside shrines have either been relocated or removed during the process. Residents and shopkeepers along these roads are in the process of giving space for the road expansion, and bringing their cadjan fences and cement walls closer to their houses. These main roads are widened and carpeted.

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  • 'A Different Road' at the Lionel Wendt Gallery

    Friday 23rd of November 2012 - Pradeep Thalawatta

    Following his recent solo show in Jaffna at the University of Fine Arts, Pradeep is back in Colombo doing a solo show with Hempel Galleries at the Lionel Wendt.

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  • 'A Different Road' at the Lionel Wendt Gallery

    Friday 23rd of November 2012 - Annoushka Hempel

    HEMPEL Galleries is proud to represent Pradeep Thalawatta in his solo exhibition, 'A Different Road' which will open this fFriday 23 November at the Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo 7.

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  • If he seems free, it's probably because he's escaped

    Friday 01st of June 2012 - Kshanika Argent

    There's no question about the idea of 'becoming' something, in fact there's very little left to become anymore, but the urge to escape (conscious or otherwise) lies buried deep in the heart of every man. There's not a doubt in the mind of self confessed escapee Anup Vega. So when the third edition of the Colombo Art Biennale (CAB) rolled around this year (15 to 18 February) under the theme 'Becoming', it was the perfect platform in which he could show off and humbly at that, his retreat from civilisation.

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  • Ceylon Chic

    Wednesday 21st of December 2011 - Dumith Kulasekara

    After 15 years, two Tamil Tiger attacks and countless security checks later, Sri Lanka is due for a serendipitous post-war Renaissance. Sri Lanka resident Cynthia Rosenfeld discovers

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  • Strokes of desire

    Thursday 15th of December 2011 - Pala Pothupitiya and Aruna Vidana Arachchi

    Convergence in works of Contemporary Artists - Pala Pothupitiya and Aruna Vidana Arachchi presenting suppressed innate sexual desires of human through sculptures and paintings was launched on 9 December at Hempel Galleries, 30/3, Barnes Place, Colombo 7 with Annoushka Hempel and Pala as co-curators of the Exhibition

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  • Beautiful Surprise

    Tuesday 01st of November 2011 - VOGUE

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  • Colombo Art Biennale

    Monday 17th of October 2011 - Lankians

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  • Colombo Art Biennale announces theme and curators to press

    Sunday 09th of October 2011 - The Sunday Times online

    Following the success of the first edition of the Colombo Art Biennale "Imagining Peace" in 2009, the CAB announced its second edition titled "Becoming" to be held in February 2012. The two curators for this Biennale will be Roman Berka, who heads the Museum in Progress in Vienna and Suresh Jayaram, director of 1Shanthi Road in Bangalore.

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  • Colombo art Biennale 2012 on the way

    Sunday 09th of October 2011 - The Sunday Leader

    A press conference took place recently to announce the second Colombo Art Biennale which is scheduled to take place between February 15 and 19 2012. Biennale, is the Italian word to describe an event taking place "every other year".

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  • Colombo Art Biennale 2012

    Wednesday 05th of October 2011 - The Spirit Colombo

    Get set for an explosion of art come Feb 15th -19th , 2012! Following the enormous success of the first edition of the Colombo Art Biennale "Imagining Peace" in 2009, CAB is delighted to announce its second edition with "Becoming" in February, 2012.

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  • An artiste's view of peace

    Wednesday 05th of October 2011 - Daily News

    'Becoming' means a lot. It is there to represent a deep meaning, the theme of the event. It mainly reflects the social and political context of Sri Lanka today as well as far wider issues. CAB tries to examine how peace affects the country. It takes a peek into recent achievements of the country. The theme of becoming asks artistes and participants to consider the reality and concepts of becoming, the possibility of being in a moment between two decisive ends. Becoming does not mean certainty, but it explores transformation and potentiality.

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  • SAARC Meeting Point

    Sunday 02nd of October 2011 - The Sunday Leader

    Artists, mainly from the SAARC region together with their counterparts from Sri Lanka will participate at this event. Known as Colombo Art Biennale (CAB), some 20 local artists and an equivalent number of foreign artists (mainly from the SAARC region) are expected to participate at this event where the local artists will be paid a stipend by the Norwegian Embassy.

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  • Art De Vivre

    Thursday 25th of August 2011 - Bolero

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  • Bolero Press Article

    Friday 01st of July 2011 - Patricia Engelhorn

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  • De-inscribed

    Monday 30th of May 2011

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  • Remembering Political Violence - Bandu Manamperi & Pradeep Chandrasiri

    Sunday 29th of May 2011 - Annoushka Hempel

    Pradeep Chandrasiri is one of the important painters who came in to prominence within the discourse of the 90s trend in late 1990s.

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  • (De) Inscribed Memories - Bandu Manamperi & Pradeep Chandrasiri

    Thursday 26th of May 2011 - Annoushka Hempel and Jagath Weeresinghe

    The works of Bandu and Pradeep bring together notions of memory, how the effects of external events and doctrines are absorbed in to the individual's being through the body; memories that become inscribed on our skin and run deep in to veins.

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  • (De) Inscribed Memories - Bandu Manamperi & Pradeep Chandrasiri

    Sunday 15th of May 2011 - Annouska Hempel

    The works of Bandu and Pradeep bring together notions of memory, how the effects of external events and doctrines are absorbed in to the individual's being through the body; memories that become inscribed on our skin and run deep in to veins.

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  • Remembering Political Violence - Bandu Manamperi & Pradeep Chandrasiri

    Friday 22nd of April 2011 - Annoushka Hempel

    Artists almost always capture memories in their work. It's not something they strive to do all the time but sometimes it is -(De)- inscribed memories is the work of Pradeep Chandrasiri and Bandu Manamperi.

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  • Kuveni

    Monday 11th of April 2011

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  • History, myth, imagination and the work of Anoli Perera

    Sunday 10th of April 2011 - Sasanka Perera

    Anoli Perera's current series of paintings called Kuveni is located within and at the intersections of history, myth and imagination; this is not to say that these specific domains are protected by watertight boundaries.

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  • Kuveni,the victim and the victor - Anoli Perera

    Sunday 03rd of April 2011 - Annouska Hempel

    I have an attraction for myth, memory, history and interpretation.... My work is about life, context, moments and action specific to women. Be it mythical, experienced or imagined, the idea of nostalgia lingers somewhere as a feeling, a desire or mood.

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  • Kuweni, Queen of Lanka - Anoli Perera

    Sunday 03rd of April 2011 - Shabna Cader

    Most of what we know about her is mainly based on mythology but she has remained a well-known figure for centuries and generations later as the original Queen of Lanka.

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  • Kuveni,the victim and the victor - Anoli Perera

    Sunday 27th of March 2011 - Annouska Hempel

    "I have an attraction for myth, memory, history and interpretation". My work is about life, context, moments and action specific to women. Be it mythical, experienced or imagined, the idea of nostalgia lingers somewhere as a feeling, a desire or mood.

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  • History, Myth, Imagination and the Work of Anoli Perera

    Wednesday 23rd of March 2011 - Sasanka Perera

    Anoli Perera's current series of paintings called 'Kuveni' is located within and at the intersections of history, myth and imagination; this is not to say that these specific domains are protected by watertight boundaries.

    [read more] [newspaper article]

  • Annouska Hempel; Harnessing Local Talent

    Tuesday 04th of May 2010 - S. Miranthi Dole

    Annouska Hempel, Founder and Director of the Colombo Art Biennale recently launched a new Art Gallery in the Galle Fort. Situated in the hub of the main shopping street of the Galle Fort, above Elephant Walk, the Fort Gallery is a lofty light space that has now been filled with contemporary art by admirable up and coming Sri Lankan artists.

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  • Sri Lanka: Art and Exile

    Wednesday 30th of November -0001

    Priyath Liyanage, former head of the BBC's Sinhala Service, meets a new generation of Sri Lankan artists - many of whom have never been to their home country as a result of the devastating 30 year civil war - who are using their art to explore their own feelings about identity and belonging.

    [read more]

  • Sri Lanka: Art and Exile

    Wednesday 30th of November -0001

    Priyath Liyanage, former head of the BBC's Sinhala Service, meets a new generation of Sri Lankan artists - many of whom have never been to their home country as a result of the devastating 30 year civil war - who are using their art to explore their own feelings about identity and belonging.

    [read more]

  • Annoushka Hempel curates Sri Lanka's untold stories at the Brunei Gallery in London - interview

    Wednesday 30th of November -0001 - Art Radar

    Curator Annoushka Hempel talks to Art Radar about the contemporary art scene in post-war Sri Lanka and the fresh artists participating in Brunei Gallery's first Sri Lankan exhibition. "Serendipity Revealed" opens on 9 October 2014 and runs until 20 December 2014.

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