Anupam Roy at Colomboscope 2024

Posted On:Sunday, November 5th, 2023 | by project88newsadmin


Anupam Roy’s work will be displayed at Colomboscope 2024 – ‘Way of the Forest’ from 19 – 28 January

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Artwork details:  Time is Sloshing 3, Distemper, acrylic and black pigment on tarpaulin, 6 x 9 ft, 2023


Anupam Roy’s artistic practice emerges from a long-term engagement with the Indian hinterland and its peoples, and dissents against the dominating dystopian regimes.

Being closely associated with socio-political movements taking place in India today, Anupam emphasises the position of the ‘witness’ as ‘with-ness’, that is, the political strategy of the instigator(s), moving from comfortable passivity to active engagement and understanding of the ‘real’. Collective action and work is emphasised in his past works, as he notes the importance of collaboration in creating spaces of resistance. His practice also embraces impossibility and incompleteness as radical tools for engagement and disruption, through the rejection of complete narrative and codified knowledge systems.
Roy is Assistant Professor at the Department of Art, Media and Performance, Shiv Nadar Institute of Eminence, Delhi-NCR.

Anupam Roy’s work for Colomboscope 2024 is co-commissioned by Colomboscope and Ishara Art Foundation.
With the support of Project88.


COLOMBOSCOPE is a contemporary arts festival and creative platform for interdisciplinary dialogue that has grown steadily within the cultural landscape of Colombo since 2013. 

The festival has worked with a range of intergenerational artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, social theorists and scientific researchers from Sri Lanka and internationally delivering a focused programme with each festival edition held at key historic sites in Colombo. Several of the cultural practitioners participating in COLOMBOSCOPE have gone on to show their work within regional and international exhibitions.

The festival organizers are committed to building a sustainable and context-responsive environment for cultural producers to continue generating path-breaking, collaborative and genre-defying approaches in the field.