Sculpture exhibition at AFD

Culture Desk

3 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Sculpture exhibition at AFD

Second solo sculpture exhibition by Farzana Islam Milky titled ‘Rhythm of Life 2’ will begin from April 5 at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.   

The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition will be held at 5.30 pm on Friday.

Parliament Member Asaduzzaman Noor will attend the opening ceremony as the chief guest.  Dhaka University Fine Arts Faculty Professor Lala Rukh Selim will also be present as the guest of honour.

Farzana Islam (Milky) is a sculptor who sees the human figure in a variety of activities and environments. Her sculptures tell stories of people and their relationship with each other and the environment.

Everyday activities of human life, interactions between people, people and nature, people within manmade architectural settings are the subjects of her sculptures. The actions and gestures of the human figure show her interest in the human form which she depicts not in its details, but gives an impression of its movement and purpose. The human form and its movements create a mood, not focusing on details of expression. Her narratives create an effect which is not dramatic but more like a moment caught in time. They are filled with the tension of being caught in the middle of an act, the end of which we are left to imagine. Her subjects are not dramatic or even out of the ordinary.

She deals with the everyday and the ordinary, trying to capture a significant moment in the flow of life. The balanced movement of the figures shows her grasp of the basic language of sculpture. Milky’s narratives of the commonplace activities of human life show her understanding of the medium of sculpture and her sensitivity to the materiality of sculpture and its formal language. They become independent entities, successfully using the language of sculpture.

After the inaugural ceremony, the exhibition will be open to all till April 19.