Friday, 30 January 2009
Chobi Mela V: Photo Festival
Chobi Mela V is in full swing in Dhaka, with over sixty exhibitions, thirty-five participating nations, well over a thousand images, and over fifty visiting artists from Asia alone. There are live broadcast of important events, especially the video conference between Mahasweta Devi, Noam Chomsky and Stuart Hall, as they provide their take on 'Freedom'.
According to founder Shahidul Alam, mobile exhibitions, now a trademark of the festival, 10 rickshaw vans driving through the streets of Dhaka, will move the festival away from galleries to the more public spaces of football fields and open air markets.