Group show displays experimental masks

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 21:05, Apr 16,2018 | Updated: 00:40, Apr 17,2018

 
 

A display of masks at EMK Centre. — Snigdha Zaman

Five up and coming artists are displaying 37 experimental masks at a group show underway at EMK center in Dhanmondi.
The fifteen-day show titled ‘Behind the Mask II’ features diverse masks made from wood, metal and others by five artists including Sabuj Das, Md Zakir Hossain, Sajib Paul,Mamirah Farzana and Tusher Dey.
The displayed masks at the show depict the paradoxical function of the mask, which can hide our identity in an act that gives shape to mystery.
Sajib Paul’s displayed wooden mask titled ‘Shongkhini’ shows the side view of a female face. The artist has depicted the female face using black colour.
Tusher Dey, who has been inspired by traditional folk art, has displayed two metal masks titled ‘Prokiti’ and ‘Purus’, where the former stands for woman according to tradition and the later stands for man.
Prominent Artist Abdus Shakoor Shah inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest. Chairman of the department of craft of DU fine arts faculty Abdul Momen Milton and director of EMK Centre M K Aaref and former teacher of fine arts faculty of Dhaka University Jahangir Hossain were present as special guests at the programme.
‘It is our hope and firm belief that this wonderful collaboration of mask art will bring much joy and gratification to the audience,’ M K Aaref told New age.
The exhibition, which began on April 12, will remain open for all till 26 April from 10am to 9pm every day.

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