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Dialogues#5: development of the concept for showing art

An interesting conversation was held around the way to show and share the creations of the Dhaka Project. “We can use the rhizome as a metaphor for showing our art. The France philosopher used the Rhizome as a inspiration to create a non hierarchical philosophy but he placed it on a non spatial and non temporal plan, […] Continue reading →

Dialogue #4: Dhaka Art Project

Dialogue Dhaka art project 19-07 By Sabya van Elswijk, – Samsul shows Hijra works. He is new to the group, and is thinking about the subject. Sumon introduces him, tells about his work with groups of people in Dhaka, he shows his work to us. He worked with people and portrayed them in his ‘love […] Continue reading →

Street school: Meet the children

Street school: Meet the children By Sabya van Elswijk,   After leaving the railroad tracks, we walk back to Raj, who is trying to turn the car in the heavy traffic. Emran tells him the way, and we drive through the stream of Rickshaws, walking people, street sellers, and cars to another street. There, Emran points to […] Continue reading →

Living along the railroad

14/07/2014, by Sabya van Elswijk, This morning we went with Raj in the car to meet Emran in a teastall (cha dokan) near his house. Welcoming us to their teastall, a man, his wife and son shook hands, and we got cha fresh from the kettle that is there on fire all day. Emran said […] Continue reading →

Depart Art Magazine artist lecture: “Artists are liars, like everybody is”.

By Sabya van Elswijk, Today Martijn is invited at Depart, an art magazine in Dhaka. Leaving at 13 from our studio, we arrive at 15 o’clock, just in time. There we meet Mustafa Zaman, the editor of Depart, who is also an artist. As he explains, in the 90ties there were artists and exhibitions in […] Continue reading →

The Dhaka Project in the Press #4

The Dhaka Project attracts attention of the international press. Tribe is a global creative publishing platform that works in partnership with creatives around the world. Let’s make this project worldwide known ! Find them on Facebook and on their Website Continue reading →

Dialogues at Dhaka Art Center

By Sabya Van Elswijk, Dialogue Dhaka art center 12th of July Today we met with the artists in Dhaka art center, after asking the question last week to choose a group in Dhaka to work with, and make contact with these people. Emran is telling the group about his meeting with the Rickshaw drivers. Martijn […] Continue reading →

Lecture: “Artists are liars, like everybody is.” by Martijn Crowe in Dhaka

Martijn Crowe gave on July, 13th a lecture about ”the concept of the truth admitting that we love to lie, we can live in peace with each other, not taking ourselves too serious, teasing each other with the strong believes we might have and in fact are illusions. Admitting that we love to lie and […] Continue reading →

The Dhaka Project in the Press #3

  The Dhaka Project is published in the social organization magazine Wspak – Społeczno-Kulturalny Magazyn Akcji Przedsiębiorczej Filantropii INSP member, Warsaw, Poland. They describe Martijn Crowe ”as a world-renowned artist for whom art is not an end in itself, nor a way to make money, but a way of understanding life. And that is what The Dhaka Project – online exchange […] Continue reading →