Sunday, May 31, 2009

Is Barrelism dead?

Our jolly old fine arts teacher in the first year at the Architecture Faculty, Mr. Chandraguptha Thenuwara (Thené similar to René as he used to humorously call himself) pollutedour minds with his ideas of barrelism and neo barrelsim. His art installations themed with barrels painted in camouflage colours depict the ideology which he tryed to convey.
The artist talks extensively about his ideas of barrelism here.
After seeing an end to this 30 year old war, will we see a modification to barrel theory? are we at the end of the barrel era? we can only wonder and Thené would probably have an answer already!

2 comments:

SahaSamvada said...

I think Thenuwara's 'Barrels/ism' will remain an important aspect of the 'memorialisation' process of a possible transitional justice process in Sri Lanka.

http://www.ictj.org/en/tj/785.html

Arkitekton said...

http://bailaman.blogspot.com/2009/08/video-sri-lankan-art-after-war.html

Question answered.