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PARTNERSHIPS: Dhaka to documenta14 - A Samdani Artist-Led Initiatives Forum Research Trip (part 2)

By Sadya Mizan, Founder and Project Director, URONTO Artist Community

Back in July, I was selected, as a member of one of the organisations involved in the Samdani Artist-Led Initiatives Forum, to go on a professional development trip to experience documenta14, in both Athens and Kassel, and Skulptur Projekte Münster: an opportunity for me to improve my practice and knowledge and develop professionally.

I always find it difficult to write about experiences I have had or places I have visited.  I never know where to start especially when I have so many memories and thought lines in my mind:  how do I align everything to properly express my experience?  Having been asked to submit a written account of my research trip to documenta14 and the Skulptur Projekte Münster, I feel it best to surrender myself with a pre-apology to my readers in case this account does not fully express my experience. 

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INTERVIEW: Samdani Art Award 2016 Winner - Rasel Chowdhury

Samdani Art Award 2016 winner Rasel Chowdhury (b. 1988) is an artist whose passion is rooted in his examination of environmental issues, which he documents using a camera. Born in Jamalpur—a district 140 km north of Dhaka which borders with India—Chowdhury first started taking photographs at 9 years of age without a conscious plan, and, as he began documenting spaces in and around Bangladesh, slowly became addicted to the process, and later studied photography at Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, from where he graduated in 2012. During his study and since graduating, Chowdhury has developed his own visual expression as a photographer, addressing his subjects with a distinctive look.

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