Shunno Art Space attempts to trace ‘Language of Art’
Studio Shunno has initiated a group exhibition of 15 young students of Narayangonj Art College titled 'The Trace of Language' (Bhashar Ishara) as the second phase of a traveling event from December 1. Going on at Shunno's premises in Lalmatia, Mohammadpur the show will run till December 8 everyday from 4pm to 9pm. The inaugural event was graced by eminent artist, Shahid Kabir as Chief Guest, and renowned poet, writer Farid Kabir, and artist Ahmed Azir as special guests.
The exhibition builds on the idea that form and content and their interactions with society are integral parts of art. Generally, it is thought that form of art is what constitutes its language. But when speaking of art, language does not necessarily serve as such. Language is a thing of becoming. The reality of art, in all, encompasses colour, essence, lines, form, image, symbol, space and a lot more. One may ask- at what point could it be defined as art? It is when language of art produces visual-meaning or creates new ones by instrumentalizing its innate symbols. It only happens when language comes to transpire as the metaphor transmitting the beauty of the 'Audhora' or the 'Unattainable'. This is how one can trace language in art.
The works of present show were created during Studio Shunno's graphics workshop project, 'Mind Map-2' in 2017, with the goal to build long-term, sustained engagements with students/artists inclined to materialize their respective aesthetic goals.
The first phase of these shows in Narayangonj was inaugurated on November 3 at Ali Ahmed Chunka auditorium by Artist Chandra Shekhar Dey, in the presence of special guests- cultural personality Rafiur Rabbi, poet Farid Kabir and principal of Narayangonj Art College Shamsul Alam Azad. It was hosted with a public programme featuring printmaking show and a print camp.
Parallel to the vision of studio Shunno, that facilitates accessibility for wider audiences, and creation of meaningful relationships between art, creative exercises and diverse communities, the attendees of this first phase of the exhibition were mostly school students/parents, artists, art students/teachers, cultural practitioners, and general people. In 5 days total 132 people got registered and presented more than 150 monotype prints many of which are being displayed in the present show in Lalmatia.