Colombo’s newest hip city hotel, the ZMAX Fairway Colombo, will host the Colombo Art Biennale’s opening party at the rooftop lounge, adding to its growing reputation as a cultural oasis in the heart of the city’s business district. .ZMAX Fairway Colombo is also the hospitality sponsor for the Colombo Art Biennale 2016.
The Colombo Art Biennale is the largest contemporary art manifestation in Sri Lanka and its theme this year is ‘Conceiving Space’. The most ambitious edition to date, the Colombo Art Biennale 2016 will showcase up to 70 artists from 21 countries across 10 venues in Colombo and will be curated by AlnoorMitha. The program includes a cluster of educational and community activities around Slave Island and an exclusive Architects’ program with a Great Feast and outstanding performance platforms.
The ZMAX Fairway Colombo hotel will also be the venue for the Colombo Art Biennale Video Jam. Video Jam is a new and emerging form of creative expression that fuses two modes of artistic expression into a single performance – that of a live musical performance responding to a short video film. Video Jam commissions musicians to compose and perform original live accompaniments to short contemporary films. The Video Jam to be held at the Zolo rooftop bar of the ZMAX Fairway Colombo hotel on the 2nd of December 2016 includes several local and international artists. The evening’s program will feature an extract from Vimukti Jayasundera’s film,‘Light in the Yellow Breathing Space’ that will be accompanied by a piece of music scored by sound artist and experimental vocalist, Nicola Scrutton and performed by Samson Ogiamien and Ceylon African Manja.
The ZMAX Fairway Colombo hotel, as a venue with a distinct cultural ambience, already has a special collaboration with the internationally acclaimed artist,Anoma Wijewardena, whose works adorn each of the hotel’s 181 rooms.
The ZMAX Fairway Colombo hotel is owned by Fairway Holdings, whose CSR initiatives include a commitment towards enriching culture and the arts in Sri Lanka. Fairway Holdings is the title sponsor of the Fairway Galle Literary Festival, which brings internationally recognized writers to local audiences. In addition, the annual Fairway National Literary Awards for creative writing seeks to support and inspire local creative writing in all three languages. Fairway Holdings is also the principal sponsor of the Chamber Music Society of Colombo and the sponsor of Soul Sounds – Sri Lanka’s premier all women orchestra.