MEDIATED: Portraying hard data on Sri Lanka through art at the Saskia Fernando Art Gallery

Mediated, an exhibition around a new aesthetic that seeks to communicate constitutional theory, hard data from economics and social polling and writing on religious identity through compelling art, runs till the 15th of September at the Saskia Fernando Art Gallery.
Mediated curated by Sanjana Hattotuwa, focuses on what are often hidden facets of our lives, location and context. Four individuals – a researcher, an economist, a constitutional theorist and an award winning novelist – were invited to give submissions that were anchored to issues vital to a greater and deeper social and political understanding of Sri Lanka today. Four artists were invited to engage with this primary resource material and interpret it so that it through what they produced, attention was focused on the inconvenient, critical engagement expanded and public apathy challenged.
Ameena Hussein with Jagath Weerasinghe
Anushka Wijesinha with Mika Tennekoon
Asanga Welikala with Sunela Jayewardene
Iromi Perera with Asvajit Boyle
Exhibitions open daily, 10.00 – 19.00, 24.08.12 – 15.09.12
Weekends on appointment only
Saskia Fernando Gallery
TEL +94 (11) 7429010
61 Dharmapala Mawatha,
Colombo 7, Sri Lanka

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