Gulshan wins award featuring Tazreen victims

June 30, 2013

NAT’L ART BIENNALE
Gulshan wins award featuring Tazreen victims
Gulshan wins award featuring Tazreen victimsArtist Gulshan Hossain has won Bengal Foundation Award in the ongoing 20th National Art Biennale organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy for her installation titled Eternal Journey of Burnt
Female Workers of Garment Factory.
The installation features the pathetic Tazreen factory tragedy in last November 24 in which more than one hundred women apparel workers died.
Gulshan Hossain has symbolically created the ambience of the tragic incident in her installation through an illuminated platform on which burnt and rutted clothes have been kept untidily on coal.
On the backstage of the platform, Gulshan has placed two of her oil paintings featuring the same theme- burnt women, and their journey to another world- with brilliant strokes of red colour. To link the viewers with the theme of her installation, the artist has placed eight photographs of the Tazreen fire at the both sides of her installation.
‘I have tried to express my empathy to the burnt workers who had such tragic death. I still feel for them, and, sadly enough, we have done almost nothing to help the injured ones and for the relatives of the dead workers’, Gulshan Hossain told New Age.
‘I do not work for awards, but, awards are recognition for any artist. Thus, an award makes me feel more responsible as an artist,’ she added.
Gulshan Hossain completed her MFA in drawing and painting in 2008 from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in UK.
Her works have been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in countries like Russia, Azerbaijan, France, Egypt, Iran, UAE, Sri Lanka, Belgium, India, UK, USA, Australia, Japan, Canada and Bangladesh.
She also participated in many art camps and workshops. The artist has many prestigious awards to her credit like 1st prize and ‘Star of the Symposium’ prize at International Art Symposium Autumn Inspiration Penza, Russia and Dipa Haq Award at the 17th edition of the National Art Biennale.

-With New Age input

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