Art and imagination come together
Wakilur Rahman and Dhali Al Mamoon are celebrated artists in our country. Viewers, therefore, are likely to head for a 10-day installation exhibition by the two artists, titled “Kagojer Chhayaye.” The exhibition, marking the 10th anniversary of the daily Prothom Alo, will be inaugurated by former Chief Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman on March 20 at Nalinikanto Bhattashali Gallery, Bangladesh National Museum.
Wakilur Rahman has been a resident of Berlin for years. He frequently visits Bangladesh and seeks to incorporate innovative elements in his work. For the upcoming exhibition, Wakil selected Prothom Alo as a subject. Over the last year he has concentrated on the headlines of the daily. The artist said, “Prothom Alo likes to use black and red in their headlines. The paper has a distinct philosophy and personal hallmark. Newspapers carry new headlines everyday. We want to forget some headlines as they often enervate us.”
“Prothom Alo's Eid-special always makes me nostalgic. They evoke memories of the excitement on the faces of my mother and grandmother when they had Puja-special publications from Kolkata in hand,” he added.
Dhali, in turn, is recognised for his metaphoric works. For this project, his prime concern was to build a bridge between a newspaper and communication. Most recently, he has concentrated on the relationship between people and communication. His installations are made of paper, board, metal and other familiar elements.