First Dhaka International Live Art Biennale at DU
Back ART, one of the most active young artiste groups has organised the country's first performance-based international live art exhibition titled "Dhaka Live Art Biennale" (DLAB). The three-day (February 1-3) event is taking place at four venues of University of Dhaka - Faculty of Fine Art, Chhobir Haat, Curzon Hall and Swimming Pool compound.
The biennale is themed on the concept "How The Body Traces Language and Culture: Profiles of Performativity". Some 46 artistes from 13 countries are participating in the biennale. The hope is that the maiden DLAB in Bangladesh will help contemporary art intertwine with the local and the global trends of performance arts, artists and art enthusiasts.
Back ART also arranged an inaugural seminar marking first DLAB at the Munier Chowdhury Seminar Hall, TSC of Dhaka University on January 31. The event features performance of artistes from around the globe, creating a unique opportunity for the Dhaka audience to experience a specialised convergence of performance artistes for the first time in Bangladesh.
The participating artists at the biennale include Abel Azcona (Spain), Anupam Saikia (India), Fajar Susanto (Indonesia), Fernando Hermógenes (Brazil), Manuel Lopez Garcia (Spain), Marita Sophie Bullmann, Marcel Sparmann, Michel Klöfkorn from Germany, Ritesh Maharjan (Nepal), , Rokko Juhász (Slovakia), Tony Schwensen (Australia), Yuki Kobayashi (Japan), Yuzuru Maeda (Japan) and from Bangladesh Amal Akash, Arpita Singha, Chhobi Zulfiqure, Effat Rejowana Reya , Emran Sohel, Farzana Hossen and Sadia Marium, Farah Naz Moon, Kamruzzaman Shadhin, Mustafa Zaman, Nazia Andaleeb Preema etc.
Performances are being held every day in two sessions. The morning session starts daily at10am and will continue till 1pm while the second session will be held from 7:30pm to 9pm for the remainder of the festival.
Since 2013, Back ART has organised art projects in the country and abroad aiming to broaden the scope of artistic practice both in term of the nature of art and the place of staging.