Sethusamudram India + Sri Lanka (2010-13)

The Sethusamudram Project was a 3 year collaborative art project that Theertha International Artists Collective, Colombo, Sri Lanka and 1.Shanthi Road Studio, Bengaluru, India had developed collectively envisioning in engaging with and addressing this highly complex and variegated history and emotions surrounding the concept of Sethusamudram. This included the foreground, links, similarities, and shared anxieties, emotions and histories between the two geographical areas. The overall research area covered a wide area of study that included society, politics, history, religion, mythology as relevant to Sri Lanka and India.

The Sethusamudram Project engaged in the wider discussion of history navigating through the contemporary dynamics of art (involvement with, and discussion on ideological and methodological innovations of visual arts) within the region. This project unfolded a collaborative and dialog making platform where Theertha and 1 Shanthi Road responded to each other. All the programs were reciprocal and were a continuation and progression from one to the other.

We thank all the artists who were part of the collaboration.

Artists / SRI LANKA

Anoli Perera | Anura Krishanthe | Bandu Manamperi | Fireflies Art Net | Jagath Weerasinghe | Janananda Laksiri | Koralegedara Pushpakumara | Lalith Manage | Lakisha Fernando | Pala Pothupithiye | Pradeep Chandrasiri | Pradeep Thalawatta | Prasanna Ranabahu | Sanath Kalubadana | Shani Jayawardane | Thisath Thoradeniya

Artists / INDIA

Aishwaryan K | Anil Kumar H A | Babu Eshwar Prasad | Bharathesh G D | Bhavani G S | Christoph Storz | Dimple B Shah | Gautam Sonti | Gururaj H S | Madhu D | Mangala A M | Manjunath H P | Mohan Kumar T | Nanaiah C | Nandesh Shanthiprakash | Pradeep Kambathalli | Prakash Lakshman | Ravikumar Kashi | Shamala B | Shantamani M | Shivanand B | Shivaraju B S (Cop Shiva) | Surekha | Suresh Jayaram | Udeya Vir Singh | Umesh Kumar P N | Umesh Maddanahalli | Urmila V G | Usha Rao | Venugopal V G

– Suresh Jayaram, Curator