A week long solo art exhibition by Shwasmul Arts titled “Song of Roots” is underway at Gulshan branch of Alliance Française de Dhaka.
The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on Thursday on the gallery premises.
“Song of roots” is a contemporary art exhibition presented by Shwasmul Arts, a contemporary art platform located in Khulna, Bangladesh. Over the past two years, they have engaged in community-based art practices along the coastal belt of southern Bangladesh. Their exhibition displays a selection of works from their collaborative artistic journey.
This exhibition features a large number of outdoor installations created by various artists from Shwasmul Arts. Through the contemporary artworks, they are presenting the diverse stories of the community in the Sundarbans area. The installations address topics such as climate change and its impact on coastal communities, as well as include performing arts.
Additionally, there are tapestry works and installations featuring local dolls that convey the unique living culture of the community. Shwasmul Arts also emphasises the importance of nature and agriculture in the exhibition. The exhibition includes video presentations and community based art activities that represent their recent past works.
Moni Majhi and Bishwajit Roy coordinate the entire exhibition. Khandaker Nasir Ahmmed is a curator for the exhibition “Song of Roots”.
The exhibition will remain open to all every day from 11 am to 9 pm, till September 25.