Monday, September 14, 2009
The One Year Drawing Project: May 2005-October 2007
Participating Artist Mohanned Cader//T.Shanaathanan//Chandragupta Thenuwara//Jagath Weerasinghe
Initiated and supported by;Sharmini Perera-London based art curator
SriLanka,2 Cities,4 Artists,29 Months,208 Drawings,52 Exchanges,
The One Year Drawing Project
In May 2005 each of these artists created a drawing. The artist then posted their drawings to one other artist in the group, who created a new drawing in response to the one they received. So marked the start of The One Year Drawing Project. This process of exchange continued until each of the artists had received and sent 52 drawings, with the project reaching its conclusion in October 2007.
In March 2008 these drawing made available to the public in a form of a book; Published by Raking leaves London& Colombo.
This book brings together the exchange that ensued between the four artists in response, and as a consequence, to the initial four drawings. As a book, the project documents an exchange of view-points-artistic and ideological-sustained during a period of violent conflict in Srilanka.