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International Artist Residency program-2014

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Camille Arthémise Millian of Freshly graduated French artist Camille Arthémise Millian arrived in the port city in October for a two-month residency as part of an MoU between Alliance française de Chittagong and Fine Arts Institutes of Chittagong and Besançon, France with the support of Embassy of France in Bangladesh. Together with the students of Fine Arts Institute, Camille Millian has worked with Porapara Space for Artists and JOG Art Space with the aim to exhibit their final artwork at Alliance Française gallery on December 8th,2014. At the same time she has interacted with the locals and attended social gatherings like weddings and other traditional ceremonies. The 24-year-old who is focusing on installations, ceramic art and performance art, got some inspiration from her experience in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar as well as the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

A multimedia presentation by Camille Millian on the French contemporary art scene was organized on 15th November at Alliance Française.

 

 

 

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Camille Arthémise Milliàn
libarthemise@hotmail.fr
06.30.87.48.81
Besançon, FRANCE

http://camillemillian.com/

http://www.afchittagong.org/download/Ctg_Express_23.pdf

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সম্প্রতি খুলনাতে অনুষ্ঠিত হল পলিক্রিটিক্স এক্সপ্রেশন শীর্ষক আন্তঃমাধ্যম শিল্প কর্মশালা। পোড়াপাড়া স্পেস ফর আর্টিস্টস এবং খুলনার স্থানীয় সংঘটন বট-তলা যৌথ ভাবে আয়োজন করে এই কর্মশালার, এতে অংশগ্রহণ করে খুলনার বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের ১০ জন চারু শিল্প শিক্ষার্থী। ৭ দিনের কর্মশালাটি পরিচালনা ও পরিকল্পনা করেন আবু নাসের রবি এবং অনুষ্ঠানটির সার্বিক সমন্বয়কের ভুমিকায় ছিলেন সায়লা জিন্নাত রুনি এবং পার্থ প্রতীম সাহা।

কর্মশালায় অংশগ্রহণ করেছেন ফারহা তাফরীন, গৌতম চৌধুরী, জগদীশ বিশ্বাস, কবরী বিশ্বাস অপু, পার্থ প্রতীম সাহা, সামীম আশরাফ শ্যালী, সুজন সরকার, সায়লা জিন্নাত রুনি, উপ্পল দাস।

Welcome to porapara!

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Porapara Space for Artists is an artist-run initiative with a mission to provide basic logistical,mediation and production support for emerging artists since the year of foundation 2004. Situated at Charbasthi,a beautiful village of Patenga in Chittagong, next to the Shah Amanat International Airport, between the estuary of Karnafuli river and the beach of Bay of Bengal.
The Space has run some excellent participatory based community projects with local peoples as well as with artists from home and abroad. Also has organized workshops, residency programs, exhibitions, public art projects and artists’talks during the operational years.Porapara Space for Artists is a platform for mass communication through artistic activities.

 

Site is under construction! Pleas visit it after 20th Feb-2014, Thank you!

welcome to porapara

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Porapara Space for Artists is an artist-run initiative with a mission to provide basic logistical,mediation and production support for emerging artists since the year of foundation 2004. Situated at Charbasthi,a beautiful village of Patenga in Chittagong, next to the Shah Amanat International Airport, between the estuary of Karnafuli river and the beach of Bay of Bengal.
The Space has run some excellent participatory based community projects with local peoples as well as with artists from home and abroad. Also has organized workshops, residency programs, exhibitions, public art projects and artists’talks during the operational years.Porapara Space for Artists is a platform for mass communication through artistic activities.

 

Site is under construction! Pleas visit it after 20th Feb-2014, Thank you!

Red Guardian

Chikahiro Hanamura (JP) and workgroup: Masaki Morishima (JP) and A.K.M. Ariful Islam (BD)
(Exhibited at Open Studio Day at Karnafuli river bank in Gucchagram)

the villages of Gucchagram are located next to the river bank of Karnafuli river. In 2011 Chittagong City Corporation started to enlarge the bank to protect the villages at the Patenga shore from tide and floods of rainy season. The bank is 750 meters long and was finished 2013. Because the bank was build from soft sand material it got broken after one year. If the bank is not repaired the floods can lead to destruction and many deaths.

Because the bank protects not only the Gucchagram but also many other villages of the Patenga area it forms shared infrastructural space for the areas people. Red Guardian is a project to turn the river bank to a huge sculpture by sand bags placed on the bank to strengthen its structure for long run. The sands backs are painted with attractive red color, forming 750 meters long body of a snake and to the end of the bank the bags are composed to form a head of the snake. In rainy season the snake sinks under the water and when the season changes it comes visible again, transforming it´s color over the time from red to beaten green.

The goal of the project is to protect the Gucchagram and other villages of the area but also to create a strong symbol for the Patenga. The snake will attract the tourists and by them it can increase the livelihood of Gucchagram inhabitants.

The first stage of the project includes the snakes head, made from 2000 sand bags which are painted red. Also designed plans for the whole sculpture and two scale models of a snake, first the whole snake in 1:5000 scale and the second, the snakes head in 1:1000 scale are produced during the workshop. The snake´s head at the bank and models are presented to the public at the Open Studio day. The plan is presented to the authorities and founders after the workshop on order to realize the bank sculpture in near future.

 

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