Women in Photography 2019 | Artist Talk: Ashfika Rahman
ARTIST TALK: ASHFIKA RAHMAN
Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 230pm to 330pm
Objectifs' fifth edition of Women in Film and Photography seeks to explore how rage against discrimination, repression, inequality and injustice can be channeled into a force for awareness, action and change through art.
The women image-makers featured in this programme have created works that speak to local and international concerns, disrupting hegemonic narratives by surfacing stories of marginalised communities and invisible figures of history. Through these works, the programme aims to celebrate, enrich and underline the necessity of diverse voices and representation.
Join us for an artist talk with ASHFIKA RAHMAN, one of the photographers who will be featured in the WOMEN IN PHOTOGRAPHY 2019 EXHIBITION. Ashfika will talk about her series, Files of the Disappeared and also her earlier projects, which have been widely shown in internationally.
About Ashfika Rahman
Ashfika Rahman was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her practice straddles art and documentary, drawing inspiration from 19th century prints which she re-contextualizes using contemporary media. Photography is the predominant medium through which she expresses her views on complex systemic social issues. Rahman studied photography in Hochschule Hannover, Germany and received a professional degree in Photography from Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh. She was a participant in the Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo 2018. Her work has been exhibited at Palais de Tokyo (France), Chobi Mela (Bangladesh), Lumix Photo Festival (Germany), amongst others.
The photographers featured in the Women in Photography 2019 Exhibition include Hoda Afshar | Taslima Akhter | Lenne Chai | Ashfika Rahman | Mathilde ter Heijne | Nepal Picture Library, curated by NayanTara Gurung Kakshapati and Diwas Raja Kc
REMEDY FOR RAGE: WOMEN IN FILM & PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME
Exhibition & Screenings
:: Women in Film 2019: 2 to 5 Oct
:: Exhibition: 11 Oct to 17 Nov
:: Short Film Installation: 11 Oct to 17 Nov
:: Guided photographer & curator tour: 11 Oct, Fri (Details TBC)
:: Artist talks: 12 Oct, Sat (Full Details TBC)
:: Artist talk | Mathilde ter Heijne: 12 Oct, Sat, 3.30pm to 4.30pm
:: Artist talk | Lenne Chai: 12 Oct, Sat, 4.30pm to 5.30pm
:: Artist talks for Short Films | Yanyun Chen, Sara Chong, Mysara Aljaru & Chantal Tan: 7 Nov, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
:: Women in War | Nurul Huda Rashid: 9 Nov, Sat, 2.30pm-3.30pm
Header image by Ashfika Rahman