Cartoon exhibition ‘People of Many colours’ underway at AFD

Culture Desk

26th December, 2019 05:32:30 printer

Cartoon exhibition ‘People of Many colours’ underway at AFD

The cultural cartoon exhibition titled ‘People of many colors’ by Dr. Sajid Bin Doza Bonny is underway at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka.

Eminent Cartoonist Ahsan Habib inaugurated the exhibition on December 20 as the chief guest. 

About the Exhibition       

About the Exhibition Passing through the streets, footpaths, lanes, and byroads of the dense megacity of Dhaka, one can see uncountable faces. All these faces, albeit anonymous at first glance, have their own identities and front uncountable entities who perform duties and roles as social units. With the urbanisation and weakening interpersonal ties, anonymity of these faces and the nescience of their personhood are growing and people have become desensitised.

Dr Sajid Bin Doza employ what he calls ‘cultural cartooning’ to alter this unknowingness into knowingness. He brings forward the many faces he encounters in the streets, footpaths, lanes, and byroads of this dense mega city of Dhaka and familiarise them with his viewers, sometimes with a hint of satire. The faces become colourful with their surrounding elements and relatable personages transpire. Both old and new generation viewers can engage with these cartoons and Doja believes they will feel better for it.

The exhibition will be open to all till December 31 at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. Visiting Hours: Monday to Thursday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 12:00noon and 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The exhibition will remain close on Sunday.