You are cordially invited the re-reading Ritwik Ghatak’s Ajantrik.

Ajantrik, internationally known as The Pathetic Fallacy/ Mechanincal Man/ The Unmechanincal, is a Bengali film which was first published in 1958. Adapted from a short story of the same name by Subodh Ghosh, the film was written and directed by parallel filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak.

Ajantrik depicts an obsessive relationship between an eccentric cab driver, Bimal, and his 1920’s vintage Chevrolet Jalopy, Jagaddal. The film explores the complexities of human relationships through Bimal, Jagaddal and the several characters they interact with.

The exhibition seeks to re-read into Ajantrik; to understand it beyond the realm of filmmaking, and explore new directions and inspirations from popular content.

The show will be jointly inaugurated by Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam, Department of English and Humanities, University of Liberal Arts, and Mr Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, on Saturday, 22 June 2019, at 5 PM.

The winner of the Subir Choudhury Curatorial Practice Grant 2018 will also be announced on the same day.

Curated by Zihan Karim
Eshita Mitra
Fahim Hasin Sahan
Hassan Mamun
Kumar Biswas
Munem Wasif
Palash Bhattacharjee
Razib Dutta

22 June – 3 August 2019

Subir Choudhury Exhibition Hall
Bengal Shilpalay
House 42, Road 16 (old 27), Sheikh Kamal Sarani
Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209, Bangladesh

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