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LINE, AMASS AND LINEAGE; August 08

Aug 08, 2024 – Aug 10, 2024

18:00:00
Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi – La Galerie

LINE, AMASS AND LINEAGE; August 08

LINE, AMASS AND LINEAGE

     

A line may define the edges of territory. Territories can inhabit and cross many different realms or dimensions – geopolitical, climatic, psychological, economic, emotional or physical. One can impact the effects of others and these defining lines can describe, confuse, overlap and blur.

   

The word territory will carry different meanings to different people. It is loaded with many connotations and interpretations which resonates powerfully in many parts of the world right now. The demarcation of physical, emotional and imagined territory can be drawn by a river, a mountain range; a line drawn on a breakfast table in Shimla; a glass ceiling, a social class, a language; the conscious and dreamed, the virtual and real – and those positions between.

   

Ask what someone what they think territory is and we will get a different answer from the same person at a different time. Some may be concrete, some invisible and others implied. Others are ill defined; a ‘no-mans’ land of accessibility or opportunity. A liminal space.

   

Some can traverse territory, others are denied. A definition for some, an exclusion for others. Artists explore their own interpretation borne out of lived, transposed and observed testimony, remarking upon the visible and invisible spaces that we negotiate. These interpretations are traversed through those stories exchanged and the friendships that are fostered – histories shared and accepted.

   

There is a lineage of connection through shared heritage, memory, experience and inherited, precious ephemera.

   

Curator – Niharika Momtaz

   

Artists name – (Alphabetical order)

   

a) Arpita Akhanda;

   

b) Bipasha Hayat;

   

c) Mohosin Kabir;

   

d) Richard Crook & Sounak Das;

   

e) Sarker Protick;

   

f) Shimul Saha;

   

g) Zahra Jewanjee & Sophiya Khwaja

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