Author: nuxrif

Make A Forest

Make A Forest

MAKE A FOREST: a worldwide project that brings awareness and creativity together, is collaborating with Britto Arts Trust to organise an Outcome Exhibition of a 4-day workshop at Britto Space from 05 to 11 August. 18 artists and a photographer from Bangladesh and the Netherlands are participating.

As part of Make A Forest, an informal mobile show at Shinepukur village, Dohar, Dhaka and on Padma River is also going to be held on 3 August.

Opening 5 Aug. The exhibition remained from 6 to 11 Aug 2012.

Curator-in-Residence

Curator-in-Residence

Haema Sivanesan – International Curator-in-Residence

 

Haema Sivanesan is currently an Associate Curator at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, where she is developing the program direction, models and policies for the Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, opening in 2016. She has held leadership and curatorial positions in centres and galleries across Canada, as well as in Australia. She was previously Executive Director at Centre A (Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art) (2011-2013), Executive Director of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre), Toronto (2006-2011), and Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia (1996-2004). Her curatorial work typically focuses on art from South and Southeast Asia and its diasporas, with an interest in non-western and post-colonial world views and practices. She has curated several large scale exhibitions and independent projects, including as a zone curator for Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2008), and for the Commonwealth Games Cultural Festival, Melbourne (2006). She was the curator of “(the heart that has no love/pain/generosity is not a heart)” by Jayce Salloum and Khadim Ali which toured to venues across Canada and abroad, and was awarded the Images Prize at the 23rd Images Festival, 2010 (Toronto).

Space

Space

Curator: Mahbubur Rahman
Assistant Curator: Ayesha Sultana

Celebrating 10 years of Britto Arts Trust and the inaugural event of its new and permanent premises, BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art hub presented seleted works of artists from Britto projects and its members.

The curated exhibition titled SPACE addresses the abstract and physical sphere of the artists’ run initiative and its 10-year journey to breathe, validate and locate themselves in the Bangladeshi art context within their own alternative practices.
Opening: 30 March 2012
Duration: 30 March – 15 April 2012

Participants:

Khokan Chandra Sarker
Lucky Osman
Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty
Tayeba Begum Lipi
Ashim Halder Sagor
Bishwajit Mazumder
Lutfun Nahar Liza
Salahuddin Khan Srabon
Yasmin Jahan Nupur
Shyamal Chandra Sarker
Anisuzzaman Sohel
Maynul Islam Paul
Promotesh Das Pulak
Manir Mrittik
Shulekha Chowdhury
Ayesha Sultana
Imran Hossain Piplu
Mahbubur Rahman
Mohammad Hasanur Rahman
Nasir Ahammed
Molla Sagar
Tarun Ghosh
Saiful Wadud Helal

Shohor Nama

Shohor Nama

Project title “Topography of Mirror Cities”
Bangladesh Exhibition title   ‘Shohor Nama’
Curated by Mahbubur Rahman & Sandy Hsiu-chih Lo , Taiwan.
Concept note
Shohor Nama means the ‘Book Of The City’, Nama means a ‘book’ while Shohor stands for ‘city’. It is a story of the city life and it’s history that I intent to express through this particular exhibition. My city has full of activities- it has joy, happiness as well as pain, loneliness, crisis and conflict. Within the city, light and shadow play over the architecture and life itself gives sense of space and vibration of the city; it’s narrowness as well as monumentality.

It is always a pleasure to do work with my own city, Dhaka- one of the most dynamic cities with full of culture and heritage lives with diverse religious and ethnic communities. Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh and one of the world’s most populated cities, with a population of 17 million people in the Greater Dhaka Area. Dhaka is lies along the east bank of the Buriganga River in the heart of the Bengal delta.

Although Bangladesh is relatively a now born country, the old city of Dhaka was the Mughal capital of Bengal. The city’s name was Jahangir Nagar (City of Jahangir) in the 17th century.

Modern Dhaka developed from the late 19th century under the British Raj. Between 1905 and 1912, it was the capital of British Eastern Bengal and Assam. In 1947, after the Partition of British India, it became the administrative capital of the eastern wing of Pakistan. It was declared as the legislative capital of Pakistan in 1962. In 1971, it became the capital of an independent Bangladesh.

I was born and brought up in the old part of the Dhaka. I have seen lot of changes within Dhaka from my childhood. Old Dhaka was built with full of unique architectures from Mughal period to British colonial time.  Many of them have French and Portuguese influences as well.

The social and cultural changes as well as physical displacement happened during the partition in the year 1947. The subcontinent has been divided based on religion largely between Hindu and Muslim. Most of the Hindu elites and general people went through the force migration from the East Bengal to India. Within nights many villas of the city became abandoned property. Since then the older part of Dhaka is being neglected. We are losing all the beautiful architectures day by day and missing the beauty of the city and it’s long heritage.

The exhibition will bring up the reflection of city and city life. It would be a reflection of an illustration as a book.

Topography of Mirror Cities

Topography of Mirror Cities

Topography of Mirror Cities

Project title “Topography of Mirror Cities”

Bangladesh Exhibition title   ‘ShohorNama’

Curated by Mahbubur Rahman & Sandy Hsiu-chih Lo , Taiwan.

Dates: January to March 2018 

The project ‘ ShohorNama’ focuses a story of the city life and it’s history. Dhaka city has full of activities- it has joy, happiness as well as pain, loneliness, crisis and conflict. Within the city, light and shadow play over the architecture and life itself gives sense of space and vibration of the city; the narrowness exists here parallel to the enormous monumentality.

It is always a pleasure to do work with my own city, Dhaka, one of the most dynamic cities with full of culture and heritage, lives with diverse religious and communities. Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and one of the world’s most populated cities, with a population of 17 million people in the Greater Dhaka Area. Dhaka is lies along the east bank of the Buriganga River in the heart of the Bengal delta.

Although Bangladesh (b.1971) is relatively a now born country, the old city of Dhaka was the Mughal capital of Bengal. The city’s name was Jahangir Nagar (City of Jahangir) in the 17th century. Modern Dhaka developed from the late 19th century under the British Raj. 

I was born and brought up in the oldest part of Dhaka. I intimately observed lots of changes of this city from my childhood. Old Dhaka was built with full of unique architectures from Mughal period to British colonial time.  Many of them have French and Portuguese influences as well. The recent tragic social and cultural changes and physical displacement happened during the partition of the sub-continent in 1947. Everything changed radically after that and the essence of old Dhaka inappropriately turned to a recent history.

The project will bring up the reflection of city and city life. It would be a reflection of an illustration as a book.