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DESIRE

By HASHAN COORAY

At Saskia Fernando Gallery

The current online exhibition by Hashan Cooray titled Desire continues until July 17, 2020. This body of work is dominated by abstract self-portraits; the artist’s attempt at introspection. Incorporating words referring to God-like beings as well as lewd terminology, the images and writing aims to aggravate the senses leading to a further questioning of one’s own conformity.

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JULY EXHIBITION

BY CHANDRAGUPTHA THENUWARA

Artist cum activist Chandraguptha Thenuwara will present his annual exhibition online via the Viewing Rooms on July 23 2020. The artist, whose body of work is dedicated to his plight to expose political corruption in Sri Lanka, began presenting his self-curated memorial exhibitions in 1997 to commemorate ‘Black July’, the day in Sri Lanka’s history used to refer to the riots that sparked the beginning of the war against terrorism in 1983. The exhibition will be a continuation of the artist’s Glitch series and surveys the current political climate in the country.

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OPEN STUDIO SESSION

SASKIA PINTELON

The next Open Studio Session features a short film of Saskia Pintelon’s studio in Mirissa, Sri Lanka. The video is produced by her daughter Isolde Pringiers and Andy Amadi Okoroafor. Titled Do You Have Passion?, this rare look into the artist’s wonderful studio space in her Tadao Ando-designed home will be published online via our IGTV and YouTube Channels on July 5, 2020.

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