Cultural cartoon exhibition ‘People of many colours’ at AFD

A cultural cartoon exhibition entitled ‘নানান রঙের মানুষ/People of many colours’ by Ar. Dr. Sajid Bin Doza Bonny has begun at La Galerie, Alliance Française, Dhaka. Eminent Cartoonist Ahsan Habib, Editor of UNMAD Satire Magazine attended the event as the chief guest.
About the Exhibition: Passing through the streets, footpaths, lanes, and byroads of the dense megacity of Dhaka, one can see uncountable faces. All these faces, albeit anonymous at first glance, have their own identities and front uncountable entities who perform duties and roles as social units. With urbanisation and weakening interpersonal ties, the anonymity of these faces and the nescience of their personhood are growing and people have become desensitised.
Dr Sajid Bin Doza employs what he calls ‘cultural cartooning’ to alter this unknowingness into knowingness. He brings forward the many faces he encounters in the streets, footpaths, lanes, and byroads of this dense megacity of Dhaka and familiarises them with his viewers, sometimes with a hint of satire. The faces become colourful with their surrounding elements and relatable personages transpire. Both old and new generation viewers can engage with these cartoons and Doja believes they will feel better for it.
The exhibition will be open to all till Thursday, 31 December 2019 at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. Visiting Hours: Monday to Thursday from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 12 noon and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Closed on Sunday. – Press release