Month: April 2012

BLIND AT THE GALLERY by Leo Pasqualge

All of us are involved daily in dealing with issues of what is beautiful, in choices we make, right up to systems and ideologies we evaluate, and criticize. On what basis are such determinations made? Complex issues are involved, with many related factors. In viewing works of art are our evaluations truly based on aesthetic […]

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South Asian art…

South Asian artists: 4 top posts from 2009 to 2011 Posted on July 6, 2011 SOUTH ASIAN ARTISTS LISTS Looking for new flavours in South Asian contemporary art? Lately, we have been rummaging around in our archives to bring you the best posts on a given Art Radar topic. A semi-regular series, this week we link to top […]

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Bold criticism – “Becoming” – the Biennale of Colombo, Gunvanthi Balaram

With only five days duration (15 to 19 February), the Colombo-more of a biennial festival of contemporary art. This year’s edition was titled “Becoming” and was curated by Suresh Jayaram in Bangalore and Roman Berka from Vienna. At three places in the capital to discover it was disturbing work. For example, Pradeep Thalawattas “Disappearing Reappearing and Landscape.” The […]

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These Are Not White Flags – The Indian Express, Sun Mar 11 2012

Sri Lanka’s second Biennale of contemporary art revealed an artist community fiercely engaged with the political The recent Colombo Art Biennale 2012, “Becoming”, was a natural progression from the impulse that had driven the first-ever biennale of contemporary art in Sri Lanka, “Imagining Peace”, held a few months after the war came to an end […]

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