Art and Activism at Broad Art Museum

The Broad Art Museum in East Lansing is a stunning building designed by the late Zaha Hadid. I am reblogging this post from Saffronart and reliving a project that I was recently involved in at the museum.

State of the Art

Amit Kumar Jain reflects on The Artist as Activist, a joint exhibition by Bangladeshi artists Tayeba Begum Lipi and Mahbubur Rahman

The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum opened a landmark exhibition on two leading Bangladeshi artists, Mahbubur Rahman and Tayeba Begum Lipi, earlier this month. Considered as the forerunners of contemporary art practice in Bangladesh, Rahman and Lipi are also well-known for having co-founded, and currently running, the Britto Arts Trust, a non-profit organisation supporting young artists, since 2002. Their first major museum exhibition, The Artist as Activist brings together an extensive body of the duo’s collective work under one roof, which has “emerged from their shared journey as a husband and wife, and reflect their continual interchange of ideas and pursuit of like-minded themes,” according to curator Caitlin Doherty.

IMG_7728[1] The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum, Michigan, USA. Image courtesy: Amit Kumar Jain Doherty transforms the museum space…

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