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Review of ‘I Am’ exhibit: “a rich portrait of a region through the eyes of its elders”, New York Times, New York

“For viewers halfway around the world, “I Am” offers both a rich portrait of a region through the eyes of its elders, as well as a reminder of how, when racial or ethnic differences are put in the foreground, they overshadow both public and private life. Kannan Arunasalam is a Sri Lankan-born artist who grew up in London and returned to his home country in 2005. His project “I Am” (2010-12), which includes video and a website, uses the diary form to interview elders in Sri Lanka, particularly as people from different ethnic groups are ejected from the country, causing strife and transformation.” — ‘Dear Diary: Update on All’, Martha Schwendener, New York Times, 7 February 2014 about the I Am project exhibit at the Neuburger Museum of Art, N.Y.

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