The exhibition showcases works by eight artists from Bangladesh whose age span covers three generation. They practice on various media and develop idiosyncratic view on the events surrounding them: there is no shared form or theme to unite them in a linear presentation. Yet a story, fragile and trembling as it might be, emerges from the juxtaposition. Loosely assembled, multifaceted, it has no clear beginning and no definitive end.
There is something oddly stimulating in placing a finger on one’s pulse. It is the wait, perhaps, the short time lapse before the next blood wave hits again. Or the rhythm, the eerie regularity of throbbing arteries set on the catch and release movement of faraway cardiac valves. Artists here are immersed in the same kind of stirring quest. They keep the pulse of events in check, chronicling their realities. Seemingly unconnected, their fragments pencil something wider when considered together; a “state of affairs” which pulsates under our very fingers.
Participant artists are, Dilara Begum Jolly, Mahbubur Rahman, Imran Hossain Piplu, Anisuzzaman Sohel, Promotesh Das Pulok, Mizanur Rahman Chowdury (Sakib), Marzia Farhana, Abir Shome.
Akar Prakar Gallery, New Delhi, India