Contemporary socio-political ambiance satirised

Tanzil Rahaman | Published at 07:38pm on September 11, 2018

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A group art show featuring artworks by 18 artists going on at the Britto Arts Trusts on Green Road in Dhaka.-- New Age photo

A group art show, going on at the Britto Arts Trusts on Green Road, displays artworks by 18 artists those satirise the contemporary political, social and economical situations in the country.
The participating artists, who are all members of the art trust, in their experimental works done with diverse mediums, have depicted the political imbalance prevailing in the country and also its adverse impacts on the society and economy.
The month-long show titled ‘Time-Lapse’ has been organised by Britto celebrating the 18th Asian Art Biennale. It was inaugurated one day before the launching of the biennale at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on September 1.
The show features 19 artworks made with metal, ceramics, fiberglass, paper and ex-ray and others.

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Mahabubur Rahman’s Lonely King on display at Britto Arts Trust on Green Road. –New Age photo


One of the displayed works titled ‘Lonely King’ by artists Mahabubur Rahman features a lonely person with gloomy face that symbolically represents his depressions seeing the contemporary politics and society. His head is surrounded by surgical equipment like scissors.
Ignored Spell, by Prometal Das, shows a clock’s hand running anti-clock direction to address the contemporary chaotic time.
The contemporary political turmoil has been addressed by artist Wasim Halder Sagor in his artwork titled ‘Secret Talk’ in which one ball dictates while another remains silent.

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Anisuzzaman Sohel’s Resurrection on display at Britto Arts Trust on Green Road. –New Age photo


Anisuzzaman Sohel’s artwork Resurrection features three skeletons in three different circled frames for presenting the current political polarisations ahead of the coming national elections.
Artists Shyamol Sarker’s Unity, made with recycled metal, glorifies the strength of unity in the society portraying four deer running in a consistent chain.
The exhibition will end on September 30