If you are looking for a place to immerse yourself in art and culture to while away time, we recommend you drop in at the art exhibitions and installations on display in the days and weeks to come.
'My expression is to visualize the moment prior to the confrontation of dual images of uncertainty and contradiction. My exercise is to use these images and structures, which take different modifications at times from hard and rough to soft and delicate.'
Saskia Fernando Gallery, 41 Horton Place, Colombo 7.
Date: January 23 to February 7
Art Space Sri Lanka, 41, Horton Place, Colombo 7
January 23 – January 31
Artist Firi Rahman responds to urgent shifts occurring within Colombo and the lived impact of gentrification in Slave Island (Kompannavidiya). For Colomboscope, Rahman addresses the degradation occurring within water-based ecosystems over longer time phases as a result of rapid urban growth and commercial infrastructural development. These transitions are catalogued in Taste Karaththé via generational oral histories and communal testimonies in an animated public installation that is on the move between Rio Complex and Galle Face Green.
January 25 – January 27: Rio Complex, 60, Kumaran Ratnam Road, Colombo 2
January 28 – Janauary Galle Face Green, Galle Road, Colombo 3.
Indonesian Sri Lankan Group Art Exhibition as a joint project between Sri Lanka and Indonesia as a project of taking Asian Art Talents to the International forums. A group Art exhibition is performed by Jagath Ravindra, Chathuranga Biyagama, Yasodhara Pathanjali, Anuradha PunchiHewa, Firi Rahman and Buddhika Kulasena with Indonesian Artist team lead by World renowned Painter Antonius Kho.
Lionel Wendt Art Gallery, Guildford Crescent, Colombo 7
January 28 – February 2
Beng-Thi's work can be described as a rich collage that reflects on his cultural heritage – Indian, Vietnamese-Chinese, African and European – in an almost anthropological way using a broad range of materials and disciplines.
Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo, 11, Keppetipola Mawatha, 5
Well, that's a wrap. If we've missed any, do add it in the comments section and have yourself a happy immersion.