Wednesday, 27 September, 2023

Art exhibition ‘Manyfestation’ begins at AFD

Sarkar Nahid Niazi’s 6th solo art exhibition titled ‘Manyfestation’ began at Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital on Friday.

Dhaka University Drawing and Painting Department Professor Shishir Bhattacharjee was present at the inaugural ceremony at AFD’s La Galerie as the special guest while Nadia Samdani, President of Samdani Art Foundation attended the event as the guest of honour.

A total of 25 works are being shown at the exhibition. The medium the artist used is painting in acrylic on canvas, wood and carton (box).

In her work, Sarkar Nahid Niazi attempts to give a new life to old, worn and rusty systems around us. With a touch of aesthetics, she transforms the old into a new form. Through the use of colour and texture, she transforms solid and insipid materials such as wood into lively and interesting subjects.

The artist enjoys presenting new and beautiful things through her work. She defines the boundaries of her art by the use of colour and form. This artist’s works reveal that her art is both rhetorical and realistic at the same time. They are made to build relationships. As Nahid’s artworks create a relationship between utility and aesthetics, they also help to see the relationship between art and real life in a new light. This duality will make it possible for the viewer to experience the materiality and epistemology of this contemporary artist’s work.

‘Manyfestation’ will remain open to all till June 13.