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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Exhibition

54th International Art Exhibition

Bangladesh Pavilion
54th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia

Title of the Exhibition: Parables

Participants:Promotesh Das Pulak, Kabir Ahmed Masum Chisty, Imran Hossain Piplu, Mahbubur Rahman and Tayeba Begum Lipi.

Commissioners: Tayeba Begum Lipi, Bangladesh & Fiona Biggiero, Italy.

Curators:  PaoloW.Tamburella & Mary Angela Schroth, Italy.

Honorary Commissioner: Mr. Masud Bin Momen, Ambassador to Bangladesh Embassy in Rome.

Venue:Gervasuti Foundation, Fondamenta S. Ana (Via Garibaldi) Castello 993, between Giardini & Arsenale.

Organization and Production: Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh (www.brittoartstrust.org), Bengal Foundation, Bangladesh (www.bengalfoundation.org) and Gervasuti Foundation, Venice-London.

In collaboration with:Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh,Embassy of Bangladesh in Italy,
Embassy of Italy in Bangladesh, Sala 1 Rome.

Supporters: Arts Collaboratory, Netherlands; Mohammed Ali, Bapari Hasham & Kazi A.Razzak, Sonda Srl Costruzioni Navali Associazione del Bangladesh Venezia.
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URL:www.venicebiennale-bangladeshpavilion.org

 

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

 

Overlapping

 As a parallel event of the 15th Asian Art Biennale, Bangladesh we are presenting OVERLAPPING, a collective project opening on 01 December 2012 at BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art hub. 

 

 

 

Tangible & Intangible

Shimul Saha’s first solo exhibition responds to notions of dreams and the subconscious mind. Saha’s unique approach embodies sculpture, photography and the digital media. His works questions dreams and its psychological effects in relation to the physical world and objects from everyday life.

BRITTO SPACE a contemporary art hub presents its first solo exhibition Tangible & Intangible by Shimul Saha on Saturday 24 August at 6:30 pm. The show is curated by Mahbubur Rahman and supported by the Samdani Art Foundation. You are cordially invited.

The show will continue until 06 September 2013.
OPENING RECEPTION: 6:30 pm 24 August
OPEN: 3-8 pm everyday