Colombo-based artist Jagath Weerasinghe and LACMA curator Tushara Bindu Gude discuss Sri Lanka's contemporary art scene. This talk reflects upon the historical works in LACMA's exhibition "The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka" and the complex political and cultural history of the island.
Jagath Weerasinghe, a key player in the Colombo Biennial and co-founder of the experimental Theertha Artist Collective, is one of the most significant artists working in Sri Lanka today. Tushara Bindu Gude is Associate Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art and co-curator of the exhibition "The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka."
Recorded at LACMA | May 3, 2019