A few months back, I’d put up a post about working on a new project. Well, the time has come to share the details. Those of you who follow my blog know that quite a few of my paintings are based on Anil’s inspiring photographs. And it’s not surprising that I wasnt the only one inspired. Rokeya, a leading Bangladeshi artist and friend suggested that a few of us come together to make and exhibit work based on our interpretation of Anil’s photographs. They were to be references of Bangladeshi street life – photographs and paintings. I loved the idea and accepted immediately. In addition to Anil and Rokeya, there is Kuhu (also a well established artist who has helped me in my artistic journey these last two years), Smita (a great artist and a good friend ) and I. The Group of Five is made up of friends which has made working on this project so much more enjoyable.
Jhaal Muri is a delicious Bengali street snack made of puffed rice. It is a spicy mix of many interesting and different ingredients which blend together well and the end result is a tasty packetful. This is what our exhibition aims to be.
If you’re in Dhaka, please do drop by and catch up with us and our work at Bay’s Galleria November 8th to 23rd.
is delighted to invite you to
An Art & Photography Exhibition on Bangladesh Street Culture by
Rokeya ~ Kuhu ~ Smita ~ Ujwala ~ Anil
His Excellency Mr. Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh
will inaugurate the event.
8th November 2008 at 6:30 PM
5th Floor 57 Gulshan Avenue Dhaka Bangladesh
The exhibition will remain open 8th to 23rd November 2008
RSVP: Radius Center Tel 8833471-2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Update : November 13, 2008 : Press coverage in The Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh, the leading daily – Jhaal Muri, Dhaka street culture in focus by Nivedita Raitz von Frentz