Recording of live panel discussion at 30 Years Ago exhibition, 30 Years Ago exhibition, 24th August, 4pm – 5pm
Art and Memorialising
How has art in Sri Lanka since ’83 struggled with the politics of remembrance – the depiction of inconvenient truths, recalling and critiquing that which mainstream politics seeks to forget and erase? What role can and does art in general play in memorialising violent events, and how has this played out in our country? More generally, what is the role of art in interrogating a violent past? What comparable examples are there of art in other regions and contexts that have served to memorialise trauma (e.g. Berlin’s holocaust memorial).
Featuring Saskia Fernando, Ameena Hussein, Jagath Weerasinghe and Chandragupta Thenuwara
Moderated by Tracy Holsinger