Curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki
31 July –
Tayeba Begum Lipi | Mahbubur Rahman | Promotesh
Das Pulak | Molla Sagar | Anisuzzaman Sohel
The Guild is pleased to present Barbed Floss a group
exhibition of new works and explorations by artists Tayeba Begum
Lipi, Mahbubur Rahman, Promotesh Das Pulak, Molla Sagar, and
Curated by Veeranganakumari Solanki, the works in this
exhibition ‘are homage to the resonating hollow cry beyond
politics, beyond countries, beyond continents; across borders
and over wires into freedom, peace and harmony to floss homes,
families, oceans, fields, land and skies.’ The exhibition
marks the first time these artists are showing together under
this conceptual framework in Mumbai and offers the opportunity
to engage with personal and political narratives of the issues
of borders, exchange, displacement and relationships with regard
to the geopolitics at play between neighbouring countries.
Tayeba Begum Lipi (b.
1969), completed her MFA from the Institute of Fine Arts at the
University of Dhaka. She has exhibited her works widely in
Bangladesh as well as internationally in several renowned
institutes. Her works are held in the collection of well-known
collections internationally, including the Guggenheim Museum.
Lipi is a trustee and co-founder of the Britto Arts Trust. She
has also curated exhibitions and was the commissioner of the
Bangladesh Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. She
has participated in many residencies around the world and has
also participated and conducted a number of workshops. She
currently lives and works in Dhaka.
Mahbubur Rahman (b.
1969), completed his MFA in Drawing and Painting from the
Institute of Fine Arts at the University of Dhaka. His works and
performances have been widely exhibited in solo exhibitions and
group shows in Bangladesh as well as internationally in several
renowned museums and institutes; as well as at the Bangladesh
pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale. His works are
held in the collection of well-known collections
internationally, including the Fukuoka Museum, Japan. He is a
co-founder and trustee of the Britto Arts Trust and has
participated and conducted many workshops as well as curated
exhibitions. Rahman is one of the curators for the 2014 Dhaka
Art Summit. He currently lives and works in Dhaka.
Promotesh Das Pulak (b.1980)
completed his BFA and MFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the
University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. He is a member of the Britto
Arts trust and has exhibited his work in several shows in Dhaka
as well as internationally. Pulak was also represented at the
Bangladesh Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale; and
has participated in several art workshops. Pulak lives and works
Molla Sagar (b.
1975), an artist and documentary film maker and cinematographer,
who works with the mediums of video, photography and new-media.
He has exhibited his works in solo and group shows
internationally and his films have been screened at several
international festivals and exhibitions. Molla Sagar currently
lives and works in Dhaka.
Anisuzzaman Sohel (b.
1973) completed his BFA from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the
University of Dhaka. His works have been exhibited widely in
Dhaka and he has been a part of several group shows
internationally, including Britto, Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam
(2012). He has participated in several workshops and is
currently based and working in Dhaka.
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