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RONGBAAZ


Opening reception: 5.30 pm, 24 January 2020

Venue: Britto Space

Exhibition: 24 Jan – 15 Feb (everyday 1 – 8 pm)

Workshop: 20 Nov. 2019 – 20 Jan. 2020

 

Please save the date to join the opening reception on 24 January 2020, Friday at Britto Space

Rongbaaz is a collective project by Britto in collaboration with Rickshaw & Banner painters


Britto has done a number of projects in collaboration with traditional artists, artisans and makers including rickshaw and cinema banner painters in past to create a new language in contemporary art practice. Rickshaw decoration and it’s painting have marked a new urban popular art form in Bangladesh. Similarly cinema banner painting with its unique style has become part of consistent public art for years in South Asia. RONGBAAZ addresses a popular urban art project inspired and influenced by the traditional rickshaw and cinema banner paintings. 8 contemporary artists in collaboration with 2 rickshaw / banner painters collectively did this project for two months at Britto and transformed the white cube gallery space to a public domain.


-The word ‘RONGBAAZ’ is derived from a popular 1973 bengali film.


Participants

Aminul Islam Ashik

Jewel A Rob

Lutfun Nahar

Mahbubur Rahman

Shimul Dutta

Shimul Saha

Tayeba Begum Lipi

Yasmin Jahan Nupur

Mohammad Hanif Pappu (banner painter)

Tapan Das (rickshaw painter)


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