MMCA Sri Lanka presents Rotation 2 of exhibition ‘Encounters’

PUBLISHED Aug 30, 2022

The exhibition “Encounters”

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Sri Lanka (Crescat Boulevard, 89 Colombo-Galle Main Rd, Colombo 00300) in Colombo is currently exhibiting Rotation 2 of “Encounters” which opened in February.

The exhibition, featuring encounters between artworks, is composed of six groups of works from the 1950s to the present, with one group on display for the entire period of the exhibition and the remaining five groups being replaced in turn. Rotation 1 ended in May, and Rotation 2, currently underway, will continue until September 18. The third and final exhibition is scheduled to run from October 19 to January 8 next year.

The second phase of the exhibition features large-scale paintings by Gamini Ratnavira and groups of works by Laki Senanayake and Firi Rahman. Although their techniques and approaches are different, they present works with birds as their main subjects. Rotation 2 focuses on how our relationship with the environment impacts us historically, ecologically, and psychologically.

On September 4, 11, and 18, the museum will hold Curator’s Tour, and on September 16, Special Behind the Scenes Exhibition Tour to explain the approaches they adopted for exhibition design, construction, and conservation of the artwork on display (reservation required).

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays). Free admission and event participation.

  • Works on display

  • Works by Firi Rahman

  • A group of works depicting birds

  • The exhibition “Encounters”