Catalogue published in conjunction with the traveling exhibition under the same title in Vienna. The exhibition and the catalogue are the outcome of several years of intensive fieldwork and research into the art worlds of Sri Lanka and their historical, socio-political, economic, and cultural background. Based on repeated interviews with about 60 Sri Lankan artists, two video projects recording artistic activities, a substantial image data base, and extended conversations with gallerists, collectors, art teachers, and audiences, the exhibition offers insight into the great diversity of contemporary Sri Lankan art.

With list of artwork, artists' and contributors' biographies.
Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.AUT.ARC
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2010

No of pages

190

ISBN / ISSN

9783981162028

No of copies

1

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
ARTFUL RESISTANCE: Histories, Positions, Perspectives
An Overview of Modernisms in Sri Lankan Artof the Twentieth Century - Jagath WEERASINGHE
Politics of Showing, Seeing, and Remembering: Dynamics of Historiography in Contemporary Sri Lankan Visual Arts - Sasanka PERERA
Modern Art in Sri Lanka and Its Socio-political Environment - Sarath CHANDRAJEEWA
Visual Art in Jaffna: A Register from the Periphery - Thamotharampillai SHANAATHANAN
Women Artists in Sri Lanka: Are They the Carriers of the Women's Burden? - Anoli PERERA
A New Millennium: Beyond Postcolonial Identity - Sanjeewa KUMARA, Sujeewa KUMARI WEERASINGHE
ARTFUL RESISTANCE: The Exhibition
Artful Resistance: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka - Sylvia S. KASPRYCKI, Doris I. STAMBRAU
ARTFUL RESISTANCE: Visual Art and Art Worlds
Future Artists? A Collection of Children's Art from Sri Lanka - Doris I. STAMBRAU
The Pixalized Comfort Zone - Asoka de ZOYSA
Artists as Art Managers: Theertha International Artists' Collective - Anoli PERERA, Godwin Roger CONSTANTINE
ARTFUL RESISTANCE: Art and Artists
Artists and Artworks in the Exhibition
Artful Resistance: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka
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