Pradeep Chandrasiri, Mana III, 2012, Mediations, museum in progress, Colombo Art Biennale, Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka, 01-02-2012, Life pp. 8, 9, newspaper multiple
Pala Pothupitiye (graphics by Isanka Thalagala), Southern Province, 2012, Mediations, museum in progress, Colombo Art Biennale, Sunday Times, Sri Lanka, 05-02-2012, Plus, pp. 6, 7, newspaper multiple
Hans Schabus, "Daily Mirror, 12 January 2012", Mediations, museum in progress, Colombo Art Biennale, Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka, 10-02-2012, Life, pp. 6, 7, newspaper multiple
Chandraguptha Thenuwara, "Camouflage 2012", 2012, Mediations, museum in progress, Colombo Art Biennale, Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka, 16-02-2012, Life, pp. 6, 7, newspaper multiple
Erik van Lieshout, "Saturn-boy / Jupiter-boy", 2012, Mediations, museum in progress, Colombo Art Biennale, Daily Financial Times, Sri Lanka, 18-02-2012, p. 10, newspaper multiple
"Mediations" is a unique public intervention project – a novelty in Sri Lanka. The Colombo Art Biennale’s curators Roman Berka and Suresh Jayaram selected 14 artists who created insertions for an exhibition series in the Daily Mirror / Daily Financial Times / Sunday Times. These art works were specifically chosen or conceived for the display in the newspaper. The art was therefore not confined to an exclusive audience but impacted on the general public in their daily life. In keeping with its theme of "Becoming", the Colombo Art Biennale thus also responded to the avant-garde demand for the integration of art and life.
The series was being published from 01 February to 19 February 2012, before and during the Biennale, and was also presented as part of the Biennale main event from 15 February to 19 February 2012. The same series was also shown in Austria in the daily newspaper Der Standard. Thereby the two countries Sri Lanka and Austria and their cultural spheres were connected by means of this extraordinary cultural cooperation. museum in progress opened a window into the Colombo Art Biennale for an audience outside Sri Lanka.
"Mediations" is an exhibition series by the Colombo Art Biennale – "BECOMING" in cooperation with museum in progress, Daily Mirror, Daily Financial Times, Sunday Times and the Austrian daily newspaper Der Standard.