KALĀ x ASAP: Lionel Wendt’s Ceylon: Timeless Affiliations

January 29, 2024

Cassie Machado and Dr. Edwin Coomasaru in conversation about Lionel Wendt’s contemporary significance for Machado’s new body of work and Coomasaru’s research as Sri Lankan diaspora.

The Sri Lankan photographer Lionel Wendt (1900–44) is the starting point for the curatorial rationale of the exhibition ‘PIVOT GLIDE ECHO’ at KALĀ and can be seen as the turning point towards the contemporary in both Sri Lanka and for its diaspora. This conversation between Cassie Machado and Dr. Edwin Coomasaru is an exciting moment to bring Lionel Wendt’s oeuvre into the contemporary imagination through novel interpretations and personal affiliations.

The KALĀ x ASAP series is supported by the Faizal & Shabana Foundation

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