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Code of Love on at Bengal

Update : 14 Feb 2014, 05:38 PM

Some might find it hard to grasp the concept of the “thing” going on inside the aesthetically and architecturally serene Bengal Art Lounge in Gulshan. At first glance, with an abundance of pink, the ambience offers the impression of a breast cancer campaign.

“No, this has nothing to do with any campaign against breast cancer,” said Kazi Monirul Kabir, the country representative of Google in Bangladesh and the chief organizer of the event, “And this has nothing to do with my day job either.”

One wall of the central gallery is completely embellished with a collection of pink colored placards. A famous quote of Martin Luther King is repeatedly written on those placards stapled with some pictures of him.

On another wall, a typewriter is being hung from which a pink script has come out and rolled around a hook staged above. On the same wall, at the left side, a long roll of pink colored paper tape is being dumped together and hung vertically.

In the middle of the room, pink colored cards are stacked in the shape of a pyramid. Another room is filled up with pink balloons. Even cup cakes, placed in another room have pink icing!

Kabir said those installation arts are based on the theme of love. “If you look carefully, you will find that all those placards, paper tapes and scripts have some written lines. Those lines are basically quotes of love from famous people. There are fourteen of those and they are converted to quick response (QR) code and framed.”

“We named the exhibition Code-Love.”

“It is a unique project taken by Carefountain, which I had formed after my visit in Norway in 2011. There I saw the peril of the older people, the lack of love they receive. I wanted to do something for them.”

Carefountain have put up 14 works of intrigue that will invite the audience to think, look and engage with the concept of love and how collectively love can be used for achieving something much greater. They also merchandised the concept with lots of themed products including mug, candles, notebook and framed pictures.

“Through the exhibition, we are trying to raise fund by selling the products for a ‘Social-Good Project’ undertaken by Carefountain Foundation for the betterment of elderly people in need,” said Kabir.

Along with the exhibition, every afternoon from February 12 to 16, open mike programme will be arranged in the lounge, where individuals will get the opportunity to interact, exchange and express oneself on varied topics like poems of love, love songs, love letters, definition of love and the feeling of unrequited love.

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