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Scrap metal sculpture show at AF, Dhaka from 23 Sept


Dhaka – Alliance Française, Dhaka and ARTcon jointly organising a fifteen day-long Solo Exhibition of Scrap Metal Sculpture by Arham ul Huq Chowdhury titled ‘HARD EMOTIONS’ from 23 September 2016, Friday at 5:30pm at La Galerie, Alliance Française, Dhaka.The exhibition will be jointly inaugurated by three physically challenged people. Mr Bruno Plasse, Director of Alliance Française de Dhaka will welcome the distinguished guests and will also preside over the opening ceremony.
Total 24 scrap metal sculptures will be displayed at the exhibition. The entire proceeds of the 13th solo of the artist will be contributed to the welfare funds of the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP).
A series of sculptures will be presented in an exhibition. The works are done at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Savar. A rehabilitation centre where various mobility aids including wheelchairs, stretcher trolleys and crutches are made for the physically disabled treated there. The sculptures are made from the off cuts and broken leftovers from these devices. Each piece carries an intense emotional juxtaposition and at times looks at the society and its systems in a rather comical way. The artist held a similar type of exhibition entitled “From the Ashes” at the Bengal Gallery in 2005. The artist is trained in anthropology and held various solo exhibitions in different genre, pioneering in Furniture, Bangla Calligraphy, natural dye and Bonsai to name a few. A volunteer for more than 16 years in this organization founded by Ms. Valerie Taylor in 1979, who had been working since 1969 in this part of the world in the field of disability. CRP is a broad spectrum organization working in various fields of disability especially spinal cord injury where even the poorest of the poor receive treatment, rehabilitation and vocational training. This charitable organization will receive all the proceeds from the exhibition, from all participants, including the host-venue, the artist’s agent and the artist himself. A great deal of emotion has been poured into each work and it is to be hoped that its message will be conveyed to each visitor at the exhibition. Arham ul Huq Chowdhury holds a root of an architectural anthropology background which is why, his work is always much into human and its structures. Part of the reason is his individuality that inspires him to pay heed to others.
The exhibition will remain open for all from 23 September to 07 October 2016. Mon – Thu : 3 pm – 9 pm, Fri & Sat : 9 am to 12 Noon & 5 pm to 8 pm. (Sunday closed)


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