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The One Year Drawing Project

The One Year Drawing Project May 2005-October 2007 2005-2007

The One Year Drawing Project | May 2005-October 2007 (detail) 2005-2007 | Muhanned Cader b. 1966 | Thamotharampilai Shanaathanan b.1969 | Chandraguptha Thenuwara b.1960 | Jagath Weerasinghe b. 1954 | Sri Lanka | Pencil, acrylic, pen and gouache on paper | 208 sheets; 38.5 x 29.8cm (each) | The Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection, New Delhi | Image courtesy: The artists and Raking Leaves

Muhanned Cader b.1966 Colombo, Sri Lanka | Thamotharampillai Shanaathanan b.1969 Jaffna, Sri Lanka | Chandraguptha Thenuwara b.1960 Galle, Sri Lanka | Jagath Weerasinghe b.1954 Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 

The One Year Drawing Project May 2005 – October 2007 is a drawing exchange involving four of Sri Lanka's most acclaimed contemporary artists. Organised by curator Sharmini Pereira and originally published as an artists’ book, the project began in May 2005, when each artist simultaneously created four unique drawings in their respective studios around Sri Lanka. These drawings were exchanged by post, finding their way between Jaffna in the north and the suburbs of Colombo in the south-west. Upon receipt of the drawings, four more were duly generated in response to the first set of drawings, in common with the ‘exquisite corpse’ (cadavre exquis) method used by the Surrealists. This chain of events marked the beginning of an extraordinary paper trail whereby ideas and drawings were assembled and circulated over a period of 29 months. The One Year Drawing Project May 2005–October 2007 is an important visual archive that considers the commitment and challenges of collaborative practice, and forms one of the most innovative contemporary art projects to come from Sri Lanka.

APT6 exhibiting artists and projects are: Minam Apang | Isabel & Alfredo Aquilizan | Chen Chieh-Jen | Chen Qiulin | Cheo Chai-Hiang | DAMP | Solomon Enos | Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian | Subodh Gupta | Gonkar Gyatso | Kyungah Ham | Ho Tzu Nyen | Emre Hüner | Raafat Ishak | Runa Islam | Ayaz Jokhio | Takeshi Kitano | Ang Lee | Mansudae Art Studio | Rudi Mantofani | Mataso Printers | The Mekong: Bùi Công Khánh, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Sopheap Pich, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Svay Ken, Tun Win Aung & Wah Nu, Vandy Rattana | Tracey Moffatt | Farhad MoshiriKohei Nawa | Shinji Ohmaki | The One Year Drawing Project | Pacific Reggae: Roots Beyond the Reef | Rithy Panh | Reuben Paterson | Campbell Patterson | Wit Pimkanchanapong | Qiu Anxiong | Kibong Rhee | Hiraki Sawa | Shirana Shahbazi | Shooshie Sulaiman | Thukral & Tagra | Charwei Tsai | Vanuatu Sculptors | Rohan Wealleans | Leba Toki, Bale Jione & Robin White | Yang Shaobin | Yao Jui-Chung | YNG | Zhu Weibing & Ji Wenyu