My Home, My Bari: Salon 2 – Artistic Viewpoints of Bangladesh

Kobi Nazrul Centre 30 Hanbury St London E1 6QR
Bangladesh at 50, Workshops and activities
Sunday 5th December 2021 (16:30-17:45)


History begins at home, and as a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence, acclaimed artist Rahemur Rahman has been commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council with funding from Arts Council England to create a unque art installation, My Home My Bari. For this project, he has worked collaboratively with a group of artists as well as young people from Tower Hamlets to represent the living spaces of the British Bangladeshi community. The final exhibition will open at the Kobi Nazrul Centre, in the heart of Brick Lane, on 26 November and run until the seminal date of 14 December, Martyred Intellectuals Day.

Three salons will accompany this dynamic and multi-sensory installation, and as well as using sight, texture and scent to recreate the ambience of a 1971 home in east London, our salons provide more scope to go beyond the abstract notions of ‘home’ and discuss in more detail the ideas behind the artwork.

For Salon 2, Danielle Patten will be joining panellists to discuss the artistic ideas coming out of Bangladesh with and the young creatives in the diasporas.

Globalisation has spawned a fusion of influences in all artforms and across all countries but how much space is given to the emerging artists, ideas and work coming out of Bangladesh, how much prominence does it get on the world stage and what changes are afoot through the pandemic?

We will be thinking about the past and learning about the present in order to understand how we can work better in the future.

FREE but please book your place.

Moderator: Danielle Patton