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Firoz Mahmud | solo `Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise` | 3~12 Sep,2013 | Dhaka Art Center


Firoz Mahmud | solo `Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise` | 3~12 Sep,2013 | Dhaka Art Center

Dhaka Art Center
House 60, Road 7/A, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh | email: ZGhha2EgISBhcnQgISBjZW50ZXIgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ==

Dhaka Art Center Presents Firoz Mahmud’s solo exhibition `Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise` opening on Saturday, September 3, 2013. The exhibition will continue until September 12, 2013.

`Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise` is an external part of `NinKi: Urgency of Proximate Drawing [NinKi: UoPD]` photograph project on controversial celebrities. The photograph Drawing series are on disputed celebrities, tendentious and black history of entertainment industries. Primarily I started the drawing photograph on Bengal tiger as part of Halcyon Tarp Project and at the same time on Sumo wrestler as many Japanese popular sumo wrestlers are involved with controversy. `Ninki` is a Japanese word, means Popular since my project is on popular icons. I take photo of the celebrities or collect as found objects from magazines, billboards and advertisements. Their idolized appearances are highlighted by protective line drawings that display an awareness of the per-formative ethos of iconic expression. The drawing line structure underneath the falling position imply that stardom can`t fall down from the gestures and positions that they are held in. I am rescuing them from their predictable danger. Celebrities including Sumo wrestlers, musicians, sportsmen or politicians or from entertainment industries whose activities and character are anarchistic and individualized and all have been blemished by controversy for one reason or another. For the Dhaka Art Center exhibition, installation, photograph, sculpture, object and Urgency of Proximate Drawing photograph will be on display.
The ` NinKi: Urgency of Proximate Drawing [NinKi: UoPD]` was first initiated in Tokyo where it was exhibited as anonymous artist in different projects. Gradually the project was exhibited at Sharjah Biennale, UAE, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in Japan, Asbestos Art Space Bandung in Indonesia, Contemporary Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan at Asia House in London, Brotkatze Collaborations Kunststueck & Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin, Hammond Museum, Flushing Town Hall, ISCP, Subways and city project in New York and many more places. The project received award from Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MoCA) Japan. Materials of `NinKi: Urgency of Proximate Drawing [NinKi: UoPD]`, Photograph, Ink, gel-based roller ball pen, correction fluid and acrylic paint.
More info: www.urgency-of-proximate-drawing-ninki.blogspot.com

Firoz Mahmud (b.1974, Khulna) did Ph.D from Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai / 2011), MFA and Research from Tama Art University (2007) and MFA & BFA from Dhaka University`s Fine Art Institute (01).His artist-in-residence was at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (2003-04) and artist-residency at International Studio and Curatorial Program New York (11) and OZU Culture Center, Rieti/Rome 2009.
Firoz`s major exhibitions include Setouchi Triennale 2013 (Int`l Art Festival), Aichi Triennale (10), Sharjah Biennale , UAE (09), Cairo Biennale (08), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (06 & 09/DAP), Asian Biennale Bangladesh (08, 02,00). He also exhibited at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Fuchu Art Museum, Ota Fine Arts, Mori Art Museum (Center Gallery) , The University Art Museum (Geidai), Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Aichi Pref. Museum of Art (10) in Japan | Queens Museum, Hammond Museum, Flushing Town Hall, ISPC, Location One and Rochester Contemporary Art Center in New York | Rijksakademie in Amsterdam, Metropolitan-Gallery Mostings & Byggeriets Hus, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen, kunsthaus Tacheles and Gallery Kunststueck Brotkatze Collaborations in Berlin, Royal Overseas League & Asia House, London | Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong, ShContemporary08, Shanghai Exhibition Center, Asbestos Art Space, Bandung, Sharjah Museum UAE, Dhaka Art Center, National Museum, National Art Gallery Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka Art Center and Bengal Gallery in Dhaka. He is represented at Ota Fine Arts Tokyo & Singapore. He received numerous prizes and awards including from Osaka Contemporary Art Center, Ozawa Prize, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Arts Networks Asia Singapore, Royal Over-seas League, London, Asian Art Council (ACC) grants, Kaiseikai Foundation grants, Japanese Monbusho scholarship, Dilnasheen Khanom Gold Medal Dhaka University, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant Canada.

For any further information please write to kobra K:a29icmFrOTYgfCB5YWhvbyAhIGNvbQ== ZGhha2EgISBhcnQgISBjZW50ZXIgfCBnbWFpbCAhIGNvbQ== or call on +88- 01727079377 . Dhaka Art center is open from 11 am to 8 pm everyday except Tuesday.

Mailing address:
House 60, Road 7/A, Dhanmondi R/A,
Dhaka - 1205 , Bangladesh

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