EVOKING STORIES OF MARITIME HISTORY
COLOMBOSCOPE 2018 l ARTRA Magazine & Daily ARTRA l Local Partners
Ancient Lanka’s strategic place amidst the Indian Ocean trade network gave shape to a cosmopolitan lineage of social pluralism and cultures of connectedness linking distant ‘ports of call’ from Rome in the West to China in the East, waters from the Bay of Bengal to the Mozambique Channel. How may we re-imagine the Indian Ocean world today, not simply in extractive terms of economic growth but instead as a realm of cultural affinities, confluence of languages and a vital artistic meeting point?
Over thirty intergenerational groups of local, regional and international visual artists, filmmakers, musicians and scientific experts will participate in the sixth edition of interdisciplinary arts festival COLOMBOSCOPE under the theme Sea Change; evoking stories of maritime history, delving into oceanic ecology and shipping infrastructure. ARTRA Magazine and Daily ARTRA are proud to be Local Partners for this edition which will be held at different historical venues and cultural spaces in Colombo from the 24th to 31st of January 2019.
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