DHAKA: A solo art exhibition titled “11 Gates to Visual Basics” by artist Kazi Salahuddin Ahmed got underway at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka in the capital.
State Minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources Mr Nasrul Hamid inaugurated the show ceremony as the chief guest while architect Iqbal Habib was present at the ceremony as the special guest on Tuesday (Feb 4) evening.
Alliance Francaise de Dhaka director Olivier Dintinger presided over the inaugural ceremony and delivered the welcome speech.
If art is a form of mediation, ‘11 Gates to Visual Basics’ bridge the gap between the man-made and the natural. Ahmed’s new creation unpeels some of the most relevant narratives of civilisational implications. Of course, they are only hinted at by way of demonstrating how the man-made is remade to address the natural.
On the question of time, this work also threads the past with the future by letting us know that things must go through mutations- that is the eternal natural cycle the work acknowledges.
In ‘11 Gates to Visual Basics’, Kazi Salahuddin Ahmed employs trays used in road construction to carry the hot mix of asphalt. Here the object and process come together and the artwork as an object of contemplation is displaced to let the co-opted object- tin sheets recycled into tray- stand for catastrophes and their effects.
Kazi Salahuddin Ahmed is a very prolific artist who has realized his first exhibition in 1987. He has already participated in many group exhibitions and carried out 28th solo exhibitions in Bangladesh and abroad, particularly in France, the United States, India, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Australia, Nepal, Iran and in Yugoslavia.
The exhibition will be open to all till 15 February 2020. Visiting Hours: Monday to Thursday from 03:00pm to 09:00pm, Friday and Saturday 09:00am to12:00 noon and 05:00pm to 08:00pm.
The exhibition will remain closed on Sunday.
BDST: 1355 HRS, FEB 05, 2020