This book offers an overview of the influence and contribution of Sri Lankan artists, beginning with the 43 group artists, who sought to pioneer a consciously Sri Lankan interpretation of European modernism, through the contemporary art scene in a decade which marks the end of a 26-year civil war in May 2009. It is followed by essays of multiple contributors and 52 artists.
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Introduction: Gradual Changes in the Modern Art Scene in Sri Lanka from 1943-2012 - Sarath CHANDRAJEEWA
52 Artist - 1943-2012
The Future
Transformations of 'Art' in Sri Lanka - Raj SOMADEVA
The Future of Sri Lankan Art - Cecil BALMOND
Art on Art - Ravibandhu Vidyapathy, Nigel Sense, Mel Wijegooneratne, Vimukthi Jayasundara, Beat Presser, Jana Manuelpillai, Ranil De Silva
Proepiprologue to the Future of Sri Lankan Art
Art, Artisans and Partisan(s) Politics; The Rambling Rumble of A Dream in Narration - Ruwan Laknath JAYAKODY
The Power of Sri Lankan Art 1943-2012
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