The European Union National Institutes for Culture (Alliance Française de Dhaka, British Council Bangladesh, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh), EU Delegation, Embassy of Spain, Dhaka South City Corporation, Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts, and Institute of Architects Bangladesh cordially invite you to celebrate Open Heritage Week 2019 at the opening of a group painting exhibition entitled ‘Tales of the Old Dhaka’ by Joloj Artist Group on Tuesday, 10 December 2019 at 5.30 pm at La Galerie, Alliance Française, Dhaka.
The participating artists are Al-Akhir Sarker, Biplop Chakroborty, Golam Mosiur Rahman Chowdhury, Md. Azmal Uddin, Sadek Ahmed, and Shaymal Bishwas.
About the Exhibition: Even though all cities are made of lifeless concrete and tons of mechanical structure; they are not designed and engineered like machines. Each city has a secret soul, it breathes, lives and dies. Each city creates its own echo system, a way of living through the long journey of its growth. While cities evolve by components, blocks, parks, transport and so forth are designed and engineered. But the city as a whole emerges as forms of behaviour that are preserved despite the evolution of these natural and built-in environments. Generations of inhabitants organize and intersect the city’s many parts so that it evolves into, not only a built-structure on top of a natural environment, but a living object that we might easily call the “soul” of the city.
A group of young visual artist named “Joloj” intended to portray the soul of a thousand years old city that gave her womb and her breasts like a caring mother to grow us as artists. This is our beloved city Dhaka, especially the part of the city called “Old Dhaka” that still bears witnesses to the century after century of its long journey. This, after all, is a city that still carries its precious savings of rich heritage, essences of a diversified and perished culture in its very last deep breaths.
After the inaugural ceremony, the exhibition will be open to all till Wednesday, 18 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 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Closed on Sunday. – Press release