Month: February 2014

  • SRI LANKAN CONTEMPORARY ART | The White Review

    SRI LANKA HAS DEVELOPED A THRIVING, VITAL CONTEMPORARY ART SCENE OVER THE PAST TWENTY YEARS. NEW ARTISTS ARE EMERGING TO COMPLEMENT THE WORK OF THEIR PREDECESSORS, WHO BLAZED TRAILS IN THEIR EMPLOYMENT OF NOVEL, OFTEN CONTROVERSIAL, MODES OF PRACTICE. YET CONTEMPORARY ART REMAINS FIRMLY OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM IN SRI LANKA, SUPPORTED BY A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THE EFFORTS OF A HANDFUL OF INDIVIDUALS, UNIVERSITIES AND GALLERIES.