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Painting show ‘Tales of the Old Dhaka’ underway at AFD

DL DESK, Dhaka
Painting show ‘Tales of the Old Dhaka’ underway at AFD

A weeklong group painting exhibition titled ‘Tales of the Old Dhaka’ by Joloj Artist Group is underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka in Dhanmondi of the capital.

The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on the gallery premises on Tuesday.

The exhibition has been organised by The European Union National Institutes for Culture (Alliance Française de Dhaka, British Council Bangladesh, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh), EU Delegation, Embassy of Spain, Dhaka South City Corporation, Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts, and Institute of Architects Bangladesh to celebrate ‘Open Heritage Week 2019’.

The participating artists of the exhibition are: Al-Akhir Sarker, Biplop Chakroborty, Golam Mosiur Rahman Chowdhury, Md. Azmal Uddin, Sadek Ahmed, and Shaymal Bishwas.

Even though all cities are made of lifeless concrete and tons of mechanical structure; they are not designed and engineered like machines.

Each city has a secret soul, it breathes, lives and dies.  Each city creates an own echo system, a way of living through the long journey of its growth. While cities evolve by components, blocks, parks, transport and so forth are designed and engineered. But the city as a whole emerges as forms of behaviour that are preserved despite the evolution of these natural and built-in environments. Generations of inhabitants organize and intersect the city’s many parts so that it evolves into, not only a built-structure on top of a natural-environment, but a living object that we might easily call the ‘soul” of the city.

A group of young visual artist named ‘Joloj’ intended to portray the soul of a thousand years old city that gave her womb and her breasts like a caring mother to grow us as artists. This is our beloved city Dhaka, especially the part of the city called ‘Old Dhaka’ that still bears witnesses to century after century of its long journey. This after all is a city that still carries its precious savings of rich heritage, essences of a diversified and perished culture in its very last deep breaths.

The exhibition is open to all till December 18 and can be visited according to the following schedule: Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday (9am to12pm and 5pm to 8pm), and Sunday is closed.

AFD: 26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi

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