RAKU Workshop titled “Reconstruction”

11 to 29 May 2008

6 students from the Institute of Fine Art, University of Dhaka have worked from 11 to 29 May 2008 at Britto Studio, Dhaka and Porapara Art Space, Chittagong towards this workshop. The participating students are
Md. Shamiur Rahman Siddiqure Noyon
Tejosh Halder (Josh)
Ashim Halder (Sagor)
Jayanta Kumar Talukder
Tarak Mahadi
Shimul Saha

Britto Arts Trust has done a number of projects with the students of fine arts. We have always tried to make a bridge between traditional, folk, and contemporary art. Keeping this idea in mind we have titled our RAKU project ” Reconstruction” with these 6 students from the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka.
RAKU is a very new practiced medium in Bangladesh. After learning the process of RAKU this group of students is keen to explore their thoughts and experiment with this medium. Throughout a year they have gathered their experience in producing quality RAKU works.
In this workshop, the participants have tried to do work beyond their academic practice. The idea of this workshop was to develop a language of Art through the objects from urban life. The participants tried to reflect this idea into their work installing their work in their own way and reconstructing found objects and other materials along with their RAKU pieces in a non-functional way.
The main pieces were made at Britto Studio in Dhaka while the RAKU kiln was used at Porapara Space for Artists’ in Chittagong.
We hope this project will generate interest and excitement among the art Connoisseurs and students.