Colombo Art Biennale – portraying the different colours of success

Colombo Art Biennale – portraying the different colours of success

Written by Bella Dalima

31 Jan, 2014 | 10:57 pm

A fusion of art and music, the Colombo Art Biennale kicked off in Colombo on Thursday evening.

 Cab, an international event, is being  held in Sri Lanka for the third time this time around.

Founder Director of Colombo Art Biennale, Annoushka Hempel said;  Across the seven different venues, in Colombo, you will be able to enjoy a wide range of contemporary art in various mediums, including, painting, sculpture, installation, new media and sound art. In addition this year, we are excited to be including a live art component.”

International Curator, Neil Butler said;  It is also a Biennale when the work is going outside the galleries. There’s an enormous amount of work going on inside the galleries, but also it is going to where the people are, again that is a critical issue within the Biennale to say that this work is not only for those who are enthusiastic and love art, and come into the galleries to explore it but also we wish art to go out to where the people are so that people confront it in their everyday life.”

Over 60 artists from 15 countries including Britain, Italy, Germany, India, Nepal, Iran and Qatar together with thirty Sri Lankan artists come together for the Colombo Art Biennale.

Newsfirst is the exclusive electronic media partner for the event.

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