The Visual Arts Programme of Bengal Foundation is going to hold Performance Art Week 2016 featuring 20 performance artists of diverse background. The event will be inaugurated at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts at 4pm on December 27 and will continue till 30th December.
The artists are: Palash Bhattacharjee, Joydeb Roaja, Jewel A Rob, Hasna Hena Porosh, Sanad Kumar Biswas, Sharkar Nasrin Toontoon, Nazia Andaleeb Preema, Arpita Singha Lopa, Efat Razowana Reya, Sumana Akter, Reetu Sattar, Niloofar Chaman, Waley Jaff, Meherun Akter, Atish Saha, Emran Sohel, Afsana Sharmin, Farah Naz Moon, Sanjay Chakraborty and Ashim Halder Sagor. The artists have been selected from a number of applications submitted in response to an Open Call.

The programme is organized with an aim to look into the multiple complexities of this ephemeral medium through discussions, performances and exhibitions. What role does it play in cultural and political activism as opposed to white-cube spaces? How do artists materialize this non-material art? How does this medium contribute to the evolution of new languages? These are some of the questions that the art week seeks to answer. Performance Art Week 2016 will also attempt to have a comprehensive look on the role of performance art in contemporary Bangladesh.
The programme will take place at three different venues: Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct and Gyantapash Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth. The entry is free for all.

Featuring the documentations of Performance Art Week 2016, the Visual Arts Programme will also hold an exhibition titled “ephemeral:perennial” exploring the mediums and possibilities of documenting performance art, which is distinctively exquisite for its complex nature. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam and art critic Professor Md. Abul Monsur at Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct on January 6.


Performance Art Week 2016
27-30 December, 4pm-7pm

27 December 2016, Tuesday
30 December 2016, Friday
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts
House-42, Road-16 (New)
Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209

28 December 2016, Wednesday
Daily Star-Bengal Arts Precinct
64-65 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue
Karwan Bazar, Dhaka

29 December 2016, Thursday
Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth
House-60, Road-7A
Dhanmondi, Dhaka

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