Gallery Twenty One is holding a two-week solo art exhibition titled “Self Distortion” by New York-based Bangladeshi artist Mithun Ahmed. The versatile artist displayed a performance art, following the inaugural ceremony graced by renowned cultural personality Ramendu Majumdar, noted artist Hashem Khan and poet-art critic Rabiul Husain on November 22. Noted actor Afzal Hossain hosted the ceremony while Torun Ghosh is the curator of the exhibition.
Soon after the deliverance of speeches by the guests, two dhol artistes set off the performance part of the event where Ebadul Huq Shaikat played sitar and two dancers performed with the melody. Mithun Ahmed, a visual artist, activist and poet, continued doing four acrylic paintings on canvases at the same time.
Since 90s, Ahmed has established himself as a man of many kinds here in Bangladesh and abroad. He has a natural liking to make something new and to draw attention of viewers with a creative impulse. The artist's line-based simple works delineate human feelings and deep observations which are explicit in colours.
He has written and directed a play “Bong Koinnyer Pala” and a musical narrative “Alibi Lullaby”. The artist has exhibited two conceptual art installations: “Marching with Lamps”, in solidarity with the slain Bangladeshi bloggers, and “Memory against Oblivion”, about Bangalee cultural history dating back to 1940. His current venture revolves around a documentary film “Tribunal for War Criminals”. Mithun is also the current president of the Combined Cultural Alliance of North America.
The exhibition, open form 12pm to 8pm daily, concludes on December 5.