Artist as Activist: The relationship between art and social change

Chandragupta Thenuwara and Neil Butler (Speakers)

- Venue: Red Lecture Theatre
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- Age Suitability: U
- Times: 18.00 (60 mins)
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Thenu was born in Galle and studied painting in Moscow and Colombo. He is Director of the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts in Colombo which he founded in 1993 – an alternative art school and exhibition space. He is lecturer of Aesthetic Studies at the University of Colombo. He is a Peace Campaigner and Human Rights activist. Through his exhibition and actions Thenu continues to express his belief that as humans we are condemned by passivity and that every human has a duty and an ability to make Peace. He is UZ Arts artist in residence in Glasgow . In conversation he will talk about his life and work in the context of contemporary Sri Lanka.