Images:  `Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise`  |  Dhaka Art Center
Open till 12 September 2013


Dhaka Art Center | `Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise` | 3~12 Sept, 2013

Firoz Mahmud  |  `Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise`  |  Dhaka Art Center
Opening Reception: 6.30 PM on 3 September   (open till 12 Sep)

Dhaka Art Center Presents Firoz Mahmud’s solo exhibition `Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise` opening on Saturday, September 3, 2013. The exhibition will continue until September 12, 2013.
`Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise` is an external part of  `NinKi: Urgency of Proximate Drawing [NinKi: UoPD]` photograph project on controversial celebrities. The photograph  Drawing series are on disputed celebrities, tendentious and black history of entertainment industries. Primarily I started the drawing photograph on Bengal tiger as part of Halcyon Tarp Project and at the same time on Sumo wrestler as many Japanese popular sumo wrestlers are involved with controversy.  `Ninki` is a Japanese word, means Popular since my project is on popular icons. I take photo of the celebrities or collect as found objects from magazines, billboards and advertisements. Their idolized appearances are highlighted by protective line drawings that display an awareness of the per-formative ethos of iconic expression. The drawing line structure underneath the falling position imply that stardom can`t fall down from the gestures and positions that they are held in. I am rescuing them from their predictable danger. Celebrities including Sumo wrestlers, musicians, sportsmen or politicians or from entertainment industries whose activities and character are anarchistic and individualized and all have been blemished by controversy for one reason or another. For the Dhaka Art Center exhibition, installation, photograph, sculpture, object and Urgency of Proximate Drawing photograph will be on display.

Images: Below: Invitation Card and exhibiting `NinKi: Urgency of Proximate Drawing [NinKi: UoPD]` drawing photograph, Photograph, Ink, gel-based roller ball pen, correction fluid and acrylic paint, 2013,

The ` NinKi: Urgency of Proximate Drawing [NinKi: UoPD]` was first initiated in Tokyo where it was exhibited as anonymous artist in different projects. Gradually the project was exhibited at Sharjah Biennale, UAE, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in Japan, Asbestos Art Space Bandung in Indonesia, Contemporary Art from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan at Asia House in London, Brotkatze Collaborations Kunststueck & Kunsthaus Tacheles  in Berlin, Hammond Museum, Flushing Town Hall, ISCP,  Subways and city project in New York and  many more places. The project received award from Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MoCA) Japan. Materials of `NinKi: Urgency of Proximate Drawing [NinKi: UoPD]`, Photograph, Ink, gel-based roller ball pen, correction fluid and acrylic paint. 
`Loss of the Toss is Blessing of Their Disguise`
Dhaka Art CenterHouse 60, Road 7/A, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka, Bangladesh  |  http://www.dhakaartcenter.org
kobrak96@yahoo.com, dhaka.art.center@gmail.com or call on +88- 01727079377
More info and image: www.urgency-of-proximate-drawing-ninki.blogspot.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/NinKI-ART-PROJECTUoPD/143029949063313?ref=hl


Up-Coming Exhibition of NinKi Urgency of Proximate Drawing

Firoz Mahmud"s UP-COMING EXHIBITIONS
Apr 5-May 12, 2013 | `Erasing Borders’ – Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
Flushing Town Hall, Queens, New York | Curator Vijay Kumar | Produced by Indo-American Arts Council
http://www.flushingtownhall.org/
http://www.iaac.us/erasing_borders_2013/index.htm 
http://www.iaac.us/erasing_borders_2013/FirozMahmud/bio.htm
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May4 ~17, 2013 | Brotkatze Collaborations |
Gallery KUNSTSTUECK | Braunmschweiger Strasse 64 | 12055 Berlin
http://www.kunststueck-berlin.de/

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20 July to 1 September, 2013
Setouchi Triennale /International Art Festival 2013, `An Art and Island Journey’{Bangladesh Project}
1F Takamatsu port passenger terminal building, 1-1, Sunport, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 760-0019, JAPAN Email: info-en@setouchi-artfest.jp | http://setouchi-artfest.jp/en/
http://setouchi-artfest.jp/images/uploads/pdfs/artist_list_eng_0228.pdf
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Oct 26-Nov 11, 2013
`Erasing Borders’ – Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora
Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York
http://www.queensmuseum.org/
http://www.iaac.us/
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Step Across this Line
An exhibition at Asia House featuring the work of cutting-edge young artists from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. www.asiahouse.org
Asia House , London    |   Curated by Deeksha Nath    |     Location: Main gallery, Asia House
10-22 October 2011  |   Opening Reception on Thursday 13 Oct, 2011 5:45 AM - Saturday 22 Oct, 2011
63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP  |   +44(0)20 7307 5454 , enquiries@asiahouse.co.uk 
The artists in the exhibition are: *From India: Abhishek Hazra, Priya Sen, Malik Sajad, Gauri Gill, Asim Waqif , CAMP (Shaina Anand Ashok Sukumaran)
*From Bangladesh: Naeem Mohaiemen, Hasan Elahi, Firoz Mahmud and Wakil Rahman
*From Pakistan: Ayaz Jokhio, Unum Babar, Saira Ansari and Mehreen Murtaza
Urgency of Proximate Drawing` , Firoz Mahmud.
This exhibition, curated by Deeksha Nath features the work of cutting edge young contemporary artists from South Asia. Despite political and religious divisions and problematic histories the new generation of artists share ideas and visions, stepping across the lines that divided them. Their work, in various media including video and installation explores their colonial past, their regional, national and post-national identities.
The three neighboring countries have had a fraught modern history and the tensions are very much alive politically and religiously, yet against this backdrop are shared cultures, icons, religions, languages, families, cuisines and cricket. The younger generation of these three countries have more in common than not and share a common ground of ideas and visions. They do not share the memories of stories of colonial rule or the horrific memories of partition of their grandparents.



Installation image of Firoz Mahmud`s `Urgency of Proximate Drawing [NinKi : UoPD]`

With the beginning of Independence and partition there have been wars, mass migrations, border disputes, accusations of terrorist activity and failed attempts at reconciliation. Bangladesh, once East Pakistan, until India assisted in its war to gain self-rule and freedom from West Pakistan, has been India’s ally and Pakistan’s nemesis. The question of Kashmir looms between any Indo-Pak dialogue, as do recent terrorist attacks. The exhibition asks a larger question: Can we consider what we ourselves mean to each other? Do we love or hate? Do we love and hate? When we all come together in the UK and in London, who are we, individually, nationally and regionally? Should this exhibition travel to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh?

More info: http://asiahouse.org/news-and-analysis/detail?id=10
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/step-across-this-line--picture-preview-2369871.html?action=Gallery&ino=2
http://www.events366.com/Events-List/Private-View-Step-Across-this-Line-E110921450.aspx
http://www.aaa.org.hk/WorldEvents/Details/19263
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/pakistans-contemporary-art-indian-school/1/157445.html
http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/news/corbett/frieze-art-fair-10-11-11.asp




NinKi: New York Subways project

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NinKi:
New York Subways project

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Urgency of Proximate Drawings are in New York Subway stations. The drawings are exhibited in Union Squire, 8th Avenue 14th street, times Squire, w.4 Street, Canal Street.
Duration: in different intervals between March to September, 2011
Cooperation: Heidi Zito and Cindy Rodriguez
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Smart Quotes:


"Firoz's announced plan is to rescue icons from detritus, but something sinister is at play in these brutalist lines. The crazy cat's cradle across a former pugilist's face, a flesh-eating phantasm in it's pre-animation wireframe, is channeling Tyson's unmoored, chaotic, fractured id." 

- Naeem Mohaiemen, writer & artist, Bangladesh, [Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 11:57 AM]



" Firoz has artfully and humorously explored social and emotive issues through his "NINKi :UoPD" Urgency of Proximate Drawings. I am surprised how he magically rescued the perturbed stars during their danger situation in the photographs. The drawing structures are drawn with geometric patterns that appear like protective hex symbols. All celebrities can eventually remain invincible in their popularity, protected by an uncanny force."

- Lucy Birmingham is a critic and journalist based in Tokyo. Her articles appeared in Japan Times, Time.com, Wall Street Journal, ARTFORUM Magazine, Artinfo.com, Artforum.com, ARTnews.

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About NinKi:UoPD

-"I need long time to plan, make policy and concept for the NinKi Proximate Drawings. I perceive every particular image and make a strategy that where the drawing structure is urgently needed for each sequence. That is my game plan to rescue all detested celebrities through my drawings" - FM

-"I ponder how to formulate and concept for the popular celebrities to support. It tense me while I devise to draw. I perceive every particular image and make a strategy that where the drawing can be structured. That is my game plan to rescue all detested celebrities through my drawings. I am superman artist can save them ? " - FM

-"I am a benevolent but poor artist who can protect vexed people or things in rich time" - FM
-"Each and Every Drawing has its own concept which can strategically change visual idea of the image. It sometimes brings my eyes into very depth of vision" - FM
-"The Urgency of Proximate Drawings are hidden in images but I can see through my power of lens and it urges me to draw on. I can not discover the drawings until I see the images of stars"
-"The Drawings are sexual than sex is appealed on sumo, they have not just been sexier than the drawings themselves" - FM
-"The each celebrity was popular and became odium and eventually regained popular ! "- FM

* [FM [Firoz Mahmud]

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NinKi Smart Quotes



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"Firoz's announced plan is to rescue icons from detritus, but something sinister is at play in these brutalist lines. The crazy cat's cradle across a former pugilist's face, a flesh-eating phantasm in it's pre-animation wireframe, is channeling Tyson's unmoored, chaotic, fractured id." 

- Naeem Mohaiemen, writer & artist, Bangladesh, [Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 11:57 AM]


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" Firoz has artfully and humorously explored social and emotive issues through his "NINKi :UoPD" Urgency of Proximate Drawings. I am surprised how he magically rescued the perturbed stars during their danger situation in the photographs. The drawing structures are drawn with geometric patterns that appear like protective hex symbols. All celebrities can eventually remain invincible in their popularity, protected by an uncanny force."


- Lucy Birmingham is a critic and journalist based in Tokyo. Her articles appeared in Japan Times, Time.com, Wall Street Journal, ARTFORUM Magazine, Artinfo.com, Artforum.com, ARTnews.

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-"I need long time to plan, make policy and concept for the NinKi Proximate Drawings. I perceive every particular image and make a strategy that where the drawing structure is urgently needed for each sequence. That is my game plan to rescue all detested celebrities through my drawings" - FM

-"I ponder how to formulate and concept for the popular celebrities to support. It tense me while I devise to draw. I perceive every particular image and make a strategy that where the drawing can be structured. That is my game plan to rescue all detested celebrities through my drawings. I am superman artist can save them ? " - FM

-"I am a benevolent but poor artist who can protect vexed people or things in rich time" - FM
-"Each and Every Drawing has its own concept which can strategically change visual idea of the image. It sometimes brings my eyes into very depth of vision" - FM
-"The Urgency of Proximate Drawings are hidden in images but I can see through my power of lens and it urges me to draw on. I can not discover the drawings until I see the images of stars"
-"The Drawings are sexual than sex is appealed on sumo, they have not just been sexier than the drawings themselves" - FM
-"The each celebrity was popular and became odium and eventually regained popular ! "- FM

* [FM [Firoz Mahmud]



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``Through a very unique point
of view, Firoz focuses on a
moment of people’s lives.
Although his method is very
simple, it reconstructs the
space in a very strong way.
His works give viewers a lot
of excitement. ``

- Ozawa Tsuyoshi, Artist


B.A.D. Museum of Contemporary Art || BAD MoCA
Fee`Rose Studio
Urgency of Proximate Drawing (NinKI : UoPD)

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Yatta ! Anzen ! B.A.D. Mueum of Contemporary Art Yuga Gallery Tokyo University of the Arts

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*Images are from the project `Yatta ! Anzen !`
B.A.D. Mueum of Contemporary Art Yuga Gallery
Tokyo University of the Arts, Nov.19~30, 2010
More images on the project in Tokyo HERE
and more other images:
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Yatta ! Anzen ! B.A.D. Mueum of Contemporary Art Yuga Gallery Tokyo University of the Arts