18/03/2010

Exhibition visit

I have just been to Leeds Art Gallery and seen a powerful and exciting exhibition 'Between Kismet and Karma - South Asian Women Artists respond to conflict' One of my favorite pieces was 'Elastic Dress' in knitted elastic and red dye by the Columbian artist Anoli Perera

Nazia H Khan from Pakistan had exhibited some amazing metal bodices - click on her name to go to her website and see some of her beautiful work . I was also very inspired by a film 'The Last Rites' a heartbreaking and beautiful film about the Chittagong shipbreaking yards in Bangladesh. Yasmine Kabir is an internationally aclaimed and independent filmmaker based in Bangladesh. You can see some great stills and a synopsis of the film HERE. Part of my interest in this film was because I have visited the country and found it a fascinating place. One of my daughters has lived in Dhaka for the last 3 years and if she stays another year I hope to have the opportunity to go back there!
The exhibition is on until 9 May so if you are anywhere near Leeds do go and see it!


8 comments:

jeane said...

wow! what an amazing exhibition :)

Art said...

You had me at the picture of that amazing red elastic installation--but I think the metal bodices are even more intriguing. Thanks for pointing out Khan's work

lynne h said...

welcome home, rosie... love the last pics from central australia... xo

Jo Horswill said...

amazing pic Rosie...and yes "Welcome Home"...xx

Seth said...

What a sensational creation. Must have been incredible in person.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Home again and this looks like a great exhibition!
Fun to read how you are happy to look to India for a possible next adventure?

layers said...

you see such wonderful sights on your travels and go to terrific exhibitions- and you share them all here on your blog.

BLACK AND WHITE said...

Beautiful exhibition! Thanks for sharing!