Omar Chowdhury's "Ways" Solo Exhibition

Fri 30th May, 2014 – Sat 2nd August, 2014
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket

Omar Chowdhury spent two years immersed in the city of his birth, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The immersion revealed to him that religious faith and spiritual transcendence were the main influences of this densely populated city. They are, too, the drivers of Chowdury’s first major solo exhibition, Ways. The show displays his series of large-scale, moving-image works filmed over long periods of time in urban and rural settings in Bangladesh. The exhibition includes the specially commissioned Locus I, II, which documents rituals undertaken by frequenters of both a Muslim mosque and Hindu temple.