SILENCE IN THE CROWD: Sketches of National parliament Building of Bangladesh
04 Aug 2018, 12:02
The solo sketch exhibition of architect Dr Sajid Bin DOZA Bonny titled ‘SILENCE IN THE CROWD: Sketches of National parliament Building of Bangladesh’ has begun at La Galerie, AFD. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on Friday, 3 August 2018.
Asaduzzaman Noor, Minister of Cultural Affairs, was present on the occasion as the chief guest. Eminent architect and poet Rabiul Husain and Kazi Golam Nasir, president of Institute of Architects Bangladesh also attended the opening ceremony as the special guests.
Bangladesh is the house of the world’s largest legislative complex and it was designed by the eminent American architect Louis Kahn. Influenced by ancient ruins, Kahn created a style that was monumental and monolithic; his heavy buildings do not hide their weight, their materials, or the way they are assembled. One of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Kahn’s works are considered as monumental beyond modernism.
The exhibition by Dr Sajid Bin Doza titled ‘SILENCE IN THE CROWD’ reasserts the vastness and hugeness of this complex and how it exudes its architectural beauty. The drawing technique employed for the artworks in this exhibition is experimental. To convey the magnitude of the structure, Dr Doza chose to express his thoughts using pen and ink on handmade paper. There are also some uses of soft colours to view and contemplate the architecture in a surreal background. This is Dr Doza’s eighth solo.
The exhibition will be open to all till Saturday, 11 August 2018.
Visiting Hours: Monday to Thursday from 3:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday (9:00am to12:00 noon and 5:00pm to 8:00pm); Closed on Sunday.