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Parallel exhibitions (Un)seen and Ajantrik reflect on nature, technology

  • Published at 07:43 pm June 25th, 2019
Parallel exhibitions (Un)seen and Ajantrik reflect on nature, technology
One of the displayed artworks at the parallel exhibitions | Facebook

Bengal Foundation Chairman Abul Khair was among those who addressed the inaugural ceremony, while artist Jewel A Rob was awarded the Subir Chowdhury Curatorial Practice Grant Award 2018 on opening day

Man’s relationship with nature and technology is being explored at parallel exhibitions (Un)seen and Ajantrik, being held at Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi.

The exhibitions were jointly inaugurated by University of Liberal Arts department of English and humanities Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam, and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky on June 22, and will run till August 3. The exhibitions are open to visitors from 12pm-8pm every day, except Sunday.

Bengal Foundation Chairman Abul Khair was among those who addressed the inaugural ceremony, while artist Jewel A Rob was awarded the Subir Chowdhury Curatorial Practice Grant Award 2018 on opening day.

(Un)seen, curated by artists Sharmillie Rahman and Mustafa Zaman, is the outcome of a three day stay at Bormi in Gazipur. The exhibition aims to depict the essence of rural lifestyle in various mediums and forms. Participating artists at the exhibition include: Abdus Salam, Abir Shome, Emran Sohel, Hadi Uddin, Jewel A Rob, Marzia Farhana, Mizanur Rahman Chowdhury, Mustafa Zaman, Razib Dutta, Sanjid Mahmud, Sherin Akhter, Syed Muhammad Zakir and Yasmin Jahan Nupur.

The artwork featured in Ajantrik, curated by Zihan Karim, is inspired by Ritwik Ghatak’s famous film by of the same name.  Eshita Mitra, Fahim Hasim Sahan, Hassan Mamun, Kumar Biswas, Munem Wasif, Palash Bhattacharjee, and Razib Dutta are among the participating artists. 

The aim of the exhibition is to explore mankind’s relationship with machines, and it features architects, theatre performers and audio and visual narratives.