Date(s) - 15/08/2014
Athena gallery of fine arts
Blending artists of three nationalities and backgrounds, the exhibition Show: Yourself in the Athena Gallery of Fine Arts, Dhaka is bound to be surprising. Artists Martijn Crowe, Ronald Merkesteijn and Rezaun Nabi all three use different media to convey what is art about for them: video, mixed media, oil painting, watercolours and photography.
This exhibition is part of the three month long Dhaka project, initiated by The Faketory, where many local and international artists co create art on social subjects, like homeless, rickshaw drivers, elderly, homosexuality and others. This diversity makes this exhibition unique in the world.
Blending the artistic elite of Bangladesh, with the social awareness Crowe shows in his work, and the unorthodox paintings of Merkesteijn: the exhibition is formed as a Rhizome. A Rhizome is a root system, expanding itself in a non-hierarchical way. This concept is used in the exhibition also: all possibilities open, connected in many ways, none better than another.
More information on the exhibition, the booklet, and the whole Dhaka project, you can find onwww.bangladesh-theproject.com. More information about our partner, the beautiful Athena Gallery of Fine Arts is also available.
You are invited to attend the opening of the exhibition, that will be on Friday the 15th of august at 7.30 PM in Athena Gallery of Fine Arts. An internationally mixed company of guests will be awaiting your company.