PARTICIPANT / Sarath Kumarasiri

  • Name Sarath Kumarasiri
  • Country Sri Lanka
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In the years following the anti-Tamil riots that took place in Colombo on 23 July 1983, Sarath Kumarasiri created a series of works in memory of those that lost their lives. Using clay, he sculpted items of clothing such as trousers and shirts—the uniform of the unarmed civilian to condemn the senseless killing of innocent people. A selection of footwear rendered with this same intent formed part of his ‘No Glory’ series. The artist’s decision to present single, rather than multiple pairs of shoes gives expressive form to the numbers of missing civilians who were caught up in the violence of the civil conflict.

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