Selected Publications by Anoli Perera on Art and Culture

‘Collectivism in the Contemporary Sri Lankan Art: History of an Unusual Case of Artists.’ In, Intersections of Contemporary Art, Anthropology and Art History in South Asia: Decoding Visual Worlds. Eds.,  Dev Nath Pathak & Sasanka Perera, 2019, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-05852-4_11)

A. Karunaratne, Colombo: Taprobane Collection, 2019. (http://theertha.org/review-anoli-pereras-monograph-on-h-a-karunarathne/)

‘Yashodhara Dalmia, Buddha to Krishna: Life and Times of George Keyt’ (Review of book). In, Society and Culture in South Asia, Vol. 4: 2; New Delhi: Sage, pp. 308-329, 2018. (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2393861718767261)

‘Resurrecting and Reenacting Gandhi’ (On the photography of BS Sivaraju or Cop Shiva). In, Society and Culture in South Asia, Vol. 1: 2; New Delhi: Sage, pp. 200-207, 2015. (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2393861715581676?journalCode=scsa)

Theertha: A Journey by a Collective of Restless Artists.’ 2014.  In, South Asian Network for the Arts. Ed, Pooja Sood.  New Delhi, Dhaka, Colombo and Karachi: Khoj International Artists’ Association, Britto Arts Trust, Theertha International Artists’ Collective, Vasl Artists’ Collective, 2014.

Celestial Fervor: A Prelude to an Exhibition.’ In, Celestial Fervor: Art of Jagath Weersinghe, Pitakotte: Red Dot Gallery/Theertha, 2009.

Women Artists in Sri Lanka: Are They Carriers of a Women’s Burden?’ In, South Asia Journal for Culture, Vol. 2, Pitakotte: Colombo Institute/Theertha, 2008.

‘Men, Women and Architecture: Gender Identities and the Appropriation of Space’ (co-written with Hiranthi Welandawa) in Women and the Built Environment. Edited by Madhavi Desai. 1st ed. New Delhi: Zubaan, 2007.

Mapping Art South Asia. Ed. John Holt, Fareda Khan, Alnoor Metha, Jacques Rangasamy and Laura Tarney, London: Shisha, 2006.

‘Historical Overlappings’ (co-written with Hiranthi Welandawa). In, Architecture, Time, Space, People, Vol. 1, Issue 7, October 2001.Pp. 34-48, 2001.

Reclaiming Histories. Catalogue of the ‘Reclaiming Histories: Retrospective Exhibition of Women’s Art’, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2000.

‘A New Order: Contemporary Visual Art in Sri Lanka.’ Art Asia Pacific Issue 26, Sydney, Australia, 2000.

‘Artists Against Violence: An Art Exhibition for Peace and Reconciliation.’ Catalogue of the Neelan Thiruchelvam Commemorative Exhibition. 29th January 2000. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2000.

‘Is Artist’s Freedom a Negotiated Autonomy?’ KHOJ India International Artists Workshop 1999 catalogue. New Delhi, India, 2000.

‘New Strokes in ‘Independent Art.’’  Introduction to the exhibition of paintings commemorating 50 years of Sri Lankan independence.  The Sunday Leader, 15th February 1998, Colombo.

‘State of Sri Lankan Art.’ In, Frontline. Issue of  February 26th 1999. Chennai, India.

‘Signs and Portents: An Exhibition of Artworks.’ Review of exhibition by Yvonne Wiegers. In, Daily News. 9th  June 1999, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

‘After a Dialogue with Two Artists.’  Review of ‘Dialogue’, Christa Weber’s and Jagath Weerasinghe’s exhibition of paintings.  IN, Daily News, 28th January 1998, Colombo.

‘Angels.’  Review of Balbir Bodh’s exhibition of paintings.  In, Sunday Observer Magazine, 7th June 1998, Colombo

‘Defining Authenticity.’ Catalogue of the 1st International Artists Camp, Kandalama, Sri Lanka.

‘Reading the Art of Sensibility.’  Review of ‘The Art of Sensibility’, H.A Karunratne’s exhibition of paintings. In, Sunday Leader, 1st September 1997, Colombo.

‘A Socio-Political Reading of Yanthra Gala and the Round Pilgrimage.’  Review of Yanthra Gala and the Round Pilgrimage, the exhibition of paintings and installations by Jagath Weerasinghe’s.  In, Daily News, 8th October 1997, Colombo.