The inauguration of an exhibition and the book launch of “Her Words: Storytelling with Saris” will be held on July 19 at 5pm at the EMK Center, Dhaka.
Bangladeshi-American artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose will create a site-specific installation of saris and screen videos, made in collaboration with women from her ancestral village Katakhali under Patuakhali district. New York-based Bangladeshi filmmaker Nandita Ahmed accompanied Bose to document the project.
US Ambassador Dan W Mozena will attend the programme as chief guest, along with special guests Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director of International Centre for Climate Change and Development; Art critic Professor Moinuddin Khaled and Enayet Khan, chairman of Cosmos Group and Cosmos Gallery.
“Her Words” is a first for Bangladesh as it presents a collaborative art and advocacy project “Storytelling with Saris”. The project highlights the educational and environmental achievements of the women of remote island communities of Katakhali, an area threatened by climate change.
“Storytelling with Saris” presents the stories of a resilient, inspiring community. The project has been exhibited in a number of prominent venues in the US.