3rd Colombo Art Biennale: Making History

The Colombo Art Biennale, is delighted to announce the 3rd edition of Sri Lanka’s leading international festival of contemporary art with ‘Making History’.

‘Making History’ is a provocation exploring the artistic adventure of making history. It enquires into the contemporary aesthetic experience, from historical, present and future points of view, to reveal a possible reality of making history as part of an art historical trajectory.

Anoli Perera says “History is inescapable. As human beings, our bodies are inscribed with connotations that in many ways defy temporality, and in our modernity, refers to parallel representations of cultures, events, moments and emotions. Our bodies are historically marked, while emotionally ‘present’ with a desire to invent the future.

Do we make history or does history makes us what we are today? This is a question often asked, and an answer to this could take us on a deep and nuanced exploration of the implications of history on the human being as well as the human condition.”

Artists for CAB 2014 include many of Sri Lanka’s most recognized established and emerging artists, as well as artists from China, USA, Britain, Italy, Austria, Scotland, France, Sweden, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Qatar and Iran, all of whom will be presenting works working towards the this year’s theme ‘Making History’.