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.

 

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International Workshop

Britto International Artists' Workshop 2003

Venue: Tepantor Film City, Valuka.

Workshop Dates: 24 Jan-06 Feb.

Open Studio Day: 07 Feb. from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Participants: 9 artists from India, Pakistan, Myanmar, France, Germany, U.K. Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan and 10 artists from Bangladesh.

Artists’ talk:

At the Institute of Fine Arts: 26th Jan.

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy: 27th Jan.

Bengal Gallery: 1st Feb.

Goethe Institut: 2nd Feb.

Alliance Francaise: 3rd Feb.

Outreach Event:

British Council, Dhaka: 8th Feb. 2003

Participants:

1. Okayama Naoyuki, Japan

2. Awena Cozannet, France

3. Shakuntala Kulkarni, India

4. Roohi Shafiq Ahmed, Pakistan

5. Freddie Robins, U.K.

6. San Minn, Myanmar

7. Tsang Tak-Ping, Hong Kong

8. Agus Suwage, Indonesia

9. Ina Rolshoven, Germany

10. Lalarukh Selim , Bangladesh

11. Dhali Al Mamoon, Bangladesh

12. Niloofar Chaman, Bangladesh

13. Nisar Hossain, Bangladesh

14. Shishir Bhattacharjee, Bangladesh

15. Mahbubur Rahman, Bangladesh

16. Tayeba Begum Lipi, Bangladesh

17. Salahuddin Khan Srabon, Bangladesh

18. Imran Hossain Piplu, Bangladesh

19. Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty, Bangladesh

 


Britto International Artists’ Workshop 2005

Participants: 11 artists from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Hong Kong, France, U. K, Myanmar, South Africa, Egypt and 9 artists from Bangladesh.

Venue: Nijera Kori Center, Bogra.

Dates: 30 Jan- 10 Feb. 05.

Open Studio Day: 11 Feb. 05. From 10:00am to 5:00pm. More than 300 visitors came from Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Bogra.

Outreach events: 13-14 Feb. at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise, Dhaka.

 

Participants:

1. Gopal Kalapremi Shrestha, Nepal

2. Ashim Purkayatha, India

3. Abdullah Syed, Pakistan

4. Thisath Thoradeniya, Sri Lanka

5. Tabitha Moses, U.K.

6. Ivy Ma, Hong Kong

7. Pierre Laurent, France

8. Stephanie Dachary, France

9. Andrew Tshabangu, South Africa

10. Tarek El Shezly, Egypt

11. Mg San Oo, Myanmar

12. Alak Roy, Bangladesh

13. Hamiduzzaman Khan, Bangladesh

14. Saleh Mahmud, Bangladesh

15. Ahmed Nazir, Bangladesh

16. Farida Yasmin Rafu, Bangladesh

17. Abu Naser Robii, Bangladesh

18. Joy Deb Roaza, Bangladesh

19. Salahuddin Khan Srabon, Bangladesh

20. Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty, Bangladesh

 


Britto International Artists’ Workshop 2008

At Nijera Kori Center, Bogra

 

Participants:

1. Atif Khan, Pakistan

2. Krishna Luchoomun, Mauritiut

3. Mariyam Omar, Maldives

4. Nishanta Hettriarachchi, Sri Lanka

5. Susanta Mandal, India

6. Ya-Chu Kang, Taiwan

7. Sujan Chitrakar, Nepal

8. Simon Tipping, UK

9. Juman Nimri, Jordan

10. Ashok Karmakar-Bangladesh

11. Mostaja Sharif Anwar-Bangladesh

13. Lucky Barua-Bangladesh

14, Mahmudur Rahman-Bangladesh

15. Manjur Ahmed-Bangladesh

16. Ronni Ahmed-Bangladesh

17. Yasmin Jahan Nupur-Bangladesh

18. Tejosh Halder Josh-Bangladesh

 

Dates: 6-18 January 2008

Open Studio: 18 Jan 2008 at Nijera Kori, Bogra.

 


Britto International Artists’ Workshop 2010

Venue: Panam Nagar, Folk and Craft Museum, BACE Training Centre, Sonargaon
Workshop dates: 24 Nov - 03 Dec 2010

Open Studio Day: 03 Dec 2010


Participants:
1. Mithu Sen, India
2. Anisuzzaman Sohel, Bangladesh
3. Iqra Tanveer Toor, Pakistan
4. Promotesh Das Pulak, Bangladesh
5. Janananda Laksiri, Sri Lanka
6. Abdus Salam, Bangladesh
7. Hu XiaoXiao, China
8. Mohammad Wahiduzzaman, Bangladesh
9. Paolo W. Tamburella, Italy
10. Khandakar Nasir Ahammed, Bangladesh
11. Amir Mobed, Iran
12. Ayesha Sultana, Bangladesh
13. Roslisham Ismail aka Ise, Malaysia
14. Mohammed Hasanur Rahman Reaz, Bangladesh
15. Daniel Sinsel, Germany/UK
16. Fareha Zeba, Bangladesh
17. Aytegin Muratbek uulu, Kyrgyzstan
18. Maynul Islam Paul, Bangladesh
19. Samit Das, India
20. Shulekha Chaudhury, Bangladesh