From Artist To Artiste
The Sooriya Village is honored to be part of The Colombo Art Biennale 2016 to present a unique dining experience, coupling its love for the world of art with comfort food created by renowned chef Koluu. The Sooriya Village is a facility that breaks the boundaries between galleries and restaurants, with its vast spaces which are constantly redesigned by non-auditioned and non-curated individuals. The duty of the artist/artiste then becomes to create a relationship between the space, the tables, the food, and the audience, allowing for mixed reactions from the diner according to their experience. This way we allow the audience to decide whether the art is a complementary good to the restaurant or if it is an added feature.
The days proceedings include Musical Performances, Live Paintings, Mehendi Collections, SFX Make Up tutorials, and Knitting & Designing, all taking place simultaneously allowing the diner to enjoy their meal whilst being exposed to the creators in their work-in-progress mode.
CAB Team visit to Liverpool Biennial
The Colombo Art Biennale, as a member of The New North and South, a three-year programme between a network of three Northern cities and five South Asian biennials (Kochi, Lahore, Karachi and the Dhaka Art Summit), and the British Council were awarded an ‘An Ambition for Excellence’ The Whitworth, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Museum, Liverpool Biennial, and the Tetley in Leeds, will work with the Lahore, Kochi, Colombo, and Karachi biennials and the Dhaka Art Summit on a series of co-commissioned exhibitions, performances, critical dialogues and professional development activities.
In July 2016, the CAB team visited the Liverpool Biennale for the second conference of the New North South. Representatives from the five South Asian Biennales and from the Art Institutions of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, convened at the Liverpool Biennale for a 4 day conference, the main agenda of which was setting the programme for the three year partnership between the three Northern UK cities and the five South Asia Biennales. The CAB team were also able to visit some of the Liverpool Biennial attractions, including upcoming CAB2016 participant Assemble’s commission for the Liverpool Biennial. http://www.biennial.com/collaborations/granby-workshop
DHAKA Art SUMMIT 2016
Annoushka Hempel at INDIA ART FAIR 2016
Annoushka hempel, founding director of Colombo art Biennale was part of the panel discussion about ACCESS AND INTEGRATION IN THE ARTS ACROSS SOUTH ASIA at the India art fair 2016.
The discussion was moderated by Amit Jain, associate vice president-client relations, Saffron Art.