Thursday, April 21, 2011

IDENTITY : Sethusamudram Project 2011 an India+Sri Lanka Collaboration

IDENTITY : Sethusamudram Project 2011 : India + Sri Lanka Collaboration
Lakisha Fernando (SL)
Mangala A.M.
Thisath Thoradeniya (SL)
Shivananda Basavanthappa

Opens 22 April 2011, 5 pm onwards
The exhibition will remain open from 23rd - 29th April 12 am - 8 pm

*Lakisha and Thisath are resident artists at 1Shanthiroad from Theertha International Artists Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
*Shivananda and Mangala A.M. are Bangalore based artists.

*The Sethusamudram Project is a 3 year collaborative art project that Theertha International Artists Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka and 1.Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery, Bangalore, India have developed collectively envisioning to engage with and address this highly complex and variegated history and emotions surrounding the concept of Sethusamudram. This includes the foreground, links, similarities, and shared anxieties, emotions and histories between the two geographical areas. The overall research area will cover a wide area of study that include society, politics, history, religion, mythology as relevant to Sri Lanka and India. The Sethusamudram Project would like to engage in the wider discussion of history navigating through the contemporary dynamics of art (involvement with, and discussion on ideological and methodological innovations of visual arts) within the region.This project will unfold a collaborative and dialog making platform where Theertha and 1.Shanthi Road will respond to each other. All the programs will be reciprocal and will be a continuation and progression from one to the other.

* This project is funded by Arts Collaboratory.

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