‘In (and out of) the Stones of Our Minds’, an art exhibition by 11 prominent artists of the country, is underway at Dwip Gallery in the capital’s Lalmatia area.
Curated by Mustafa Zaman, the exhibition will continue till February 29 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm (except Monday).The eleven participating artists are--Towfiqur Rahman, Mustafa Zaman, Murshed Jahangir, Manan Morshed, Arju Rahman, Tahia Farhin Haque, Anamika Chowdhury, Farhana Akhter, Farzana Akhtar, Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo, and Ata Mojlish.
About the exhibition: How do we bring in the search for the novel or the new into the general brew of the here and now? Or even eternity into the entire spectrum of time and context? Or the idea of here and nowhere in relation to material where objects and ideas commingle? These were the questions that overwhelmed the young minds in the 1980-90s. Nineteen years into the new millennium they still are the most contentious issues.
“In/out of the stones of our mind” is about such concerns over the instability of materials and artistic languages. The works that come under one roof here at Dwip are also about re-emphasising the fact that art is relational – both at the level of ideation and material organisation, one art not only speaks to the other, but also created in relation to the other.