Themed Family Workshop: Love Bed & Sand Casting
Sunday workshops with exhibiting artist Tayeba Begum Lipi
Registration at 1:45 pm
Workshop at 2:00 pm
Ends at 4:00 pm
Family workshops provide creative, hands-on opportunities for children (aged 4 and above) to explore the exhibition with their parents or caregivers.
Artist Tayeba Begum Lipi will lead a tour of No Country: Contemporary Art for Southeast Asia, with an in-depth look at her piece – Love Bed. Bring your favorite small objects, Lipi will make a sand bed in which you can place your objects to make an impression. With assistance from workshop assistants the impressions will be filled up with plaster, as the impressions settle, take home your own sand casted relief sculpture for your personal exhibition!
Tayeba Begum Lipi was born in 1969 in Gaibandha, Bangladesh. She completed an MFA in drawing and painting at the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1993. In 2002, she cofounded Britto Arts Trust, Bangladesh’s first artist-run alternative arts platform, dedicated to organizing exhibitions, enabling international dialogue and exchange, and providing support to the country’s artists through residencies, workshops, and funding. Lipi takes a journalistic approach in relating very personal issues of human life with her work. Through a creative range of medium, she explores the feminist issues of marginality and representation of the female body, addressing societal contradictory she often questions the sexual stereotypes that dominate women’s lives in Bangladesh and beyond. Razor blades recur in her recent work represent not only violence, but also make reference to a tool used in baby deliveries in primitive Bangladesh. Also associating the strength of steel blades with the tenacity among the women she knows, those that continue to defy odds in keeping families and communities together with optimism.
* Workshops will be conducted in English, with Cantonese translation if necessary.
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No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia is jointly organized by Asia Society Hong Kong Center and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, and is a cultural engagement of UBS.
All participants grant Asia Society Hong Kong Center a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, publish and display any reports, imagery, videos or other copyright material, resulting from the group visits, throughout the world in any media, including the right to sub-licence to others at ASHK’s discretion.