Hempel Galleries with the Colombo Art Biennale and The Brunei Gallery, SOAS are delighted to present its first exhibition of work by contemporary Sri Lankan artists in London.
While the art scenes in many parts of Asia are beginning to or have already gained recognition internationally, Sri Lanka has, in a sense, been alienated by its 30 year war, which finally came to an end in May 2009. In the aftermath of the war, “Serendipity Revealed” will showcase and give glimpses of the untold stories as unveiled by Sri Lanka’s foremost and emerging contemporary artists.
A thematic show with representation of over 120 works, including sculpture, installation, video, paintings and Photography giving a view of the recent and contemporary history of Sri Lanka. The exhibition will be accompanied by curator and artists talks and screening of video work by multimedia artists, including film director Vimukthi Jayasundara.
Participating artists will include: Anoli Perera; Pala Pothupitiye; Cora de Lang; Janananda Laksiri; Mahen Perera; Liz Fernando; Reginald Aloysius; Kingsley Gunatillake; Dhanushka Marasinghe; Koralegedara Pushpakumara; Nina Mangalanayagam; Vimukthi Jayasundera; Bandu Manamperi and Pradeep Thalawatta.