‘When Memory Lives’ is conceived of as a conversation between media, between generations, and between homeland and diaspora. The exhibit will feature the art of the Sri Lanka based artist S. P. Pushpakanthan, and UK based photographer Sabes Sugunasabesan presented parallel to each other as intimate journeys in reckoning with war and its aftermath. With the ten-year mark of the end of war in Sri Lanka approaching, these works examine what it means to remember, both physically and psychically, in the face of historical erasure. In their close attention to the deeply personal, these works move away from dramatic assertion, exploring instead the vulnerability of the psyche and wounds that remain invisible and untended.
Curated by: Luxshanaa Sebarajah and Nedra Rodrigo