Cultural Desk : dhakamirror.com
The opening ceremony of the exhibition comprising multi-dimensional artworks of artist Mahbubur Rahman will be held today at 5 pm. The exhibit titled, “Quarantine”, has been organised at the Kamrul Hasan Exhibition (level 1) of Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi.
Professor Bulbul Osman, women and human rights activist Khushi Kabir and artist Taiba Begum Lipi will take turns to speak during the ceremony.
The exhibition will run every day, excluding Sundays, from 4 pm to 8 pm till December 2 of this year.
On the occasion of his exhibition, Mahbubur Rahman said, “Following the outbreak of the pandemic, the entire world was engulfed in the horrors of it. I personally have had to undergo losses and gains which formed the basis of my ‘Madona’ series of prints. I started researching and contemplating various historical events that stoked my curiosity.”
“I used metal etching, sculpture, prints, artist’s books, and drawings to represent my ideas. A significant part of the exhibition ‘Quarantine’ was made under a collaborative community-driven project that started four years ago. I am indebted to the artists, craftspersons, technicians and artisans from different genres who skillfully assisted each other, to bring the work to fruition,” the artist added graciously.
Mahbubur Rahman completed his MFA in Drawing and Painting at the Institute of Fine Art of the University of Dhaka. He has had a number of solo exhibitions and projects in exhibitions around the world, throughout his career.
His major public collections are in Kunsthaus Zurich; Neue Gallery, Kassel; Gujral Foundation, Kiran Nader Museum of Art, JSW Foundation, Harmony Art Foundation and Devi Art Foundation, India; Bengal Foundation, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Samdani Art Foundation, Bangladesh; Fukuoka Art Museum; and LO-FTF Council Denmark.
Rahman participated in several workshops in India, Sikkim, China, Sri Lanka, UK, Nepal, Japan, Thailand, and Bangladesh and he has experience joining artists residencies across the globe.