Passing through the streets, footpaths, lanes and byroads of the dense metropolis of Dhaka, one can see uncountable faces. All these faces, albeit anonymous at first glance, have their own identities and uncountable entities who perform duties and roles as social units. With urbanisation and weakening interpersonal ties, anonymity of these faces and the nescient of their personhood are growing and people have become desensitised.
Keeping that in mind, Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) is hosting the cultural cartoon exhibition titled, "People of many colours" by Ar Dr Sajid Bin Doza Bonny. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition will be held on Friday, 20 December at 5.30 pm at La Galerie, Alliance Française de Dhaka. Eminent Cartoonist Ahsan Habib, Editor of UNMAD Satire Magazine will be present as the chief guest of the event.
Dr Sajid Bin Doza employ what he calls "cultural cartooning" to alter the unknowingness into knowingness. He brings forward the many faces he encounters in the streets, footpaths, lanes and byroads of Dhaka and familiarise them with his viewers, sometimes with a hint of satire. The faces become colourful with their surrounding elements and relatable personages transpire. Both old and new generation viewers can engage with these cartoons and the artist believes they will feel better for it.
The exhibition will be open to all till Thursday, 31 December.
Visiting Hours: Monday to Thursday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 9 am to 12 noon and 5:00pm to 8:00pm. The exhibition will remain closed on Sunday.