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Event View at Itoshima Spring Festival 2016 “Sakuraitoshimatsuri” : Kate Gorrie, Tara Benjamin-Morgan, Park Hyun Ji, Amjad Akash

The weather in Itoshima is getting warmer and more sunny these days!
Studio Kura was participated in the 2nd Sakuraitoshimatsuri 2016, Itoshima Spring Festival at Itoshima Shrine on March 20th. It was such a lovely day, perfect time for celebrating spring season!

Our current residence artists, Amjad Akash, Tara Benjamin-Morgan, Kate Gorrie and Park Hyun Ji also attended and helped this event, to give joyful workshops and great works specially for this event!

As we run kids art classes, Studio Kura produced an art installation showing kids’ sculptural works at the approach to the main shrine.
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Announcing Amjad Akash’s Exhibition “SCREAMING OF MY TIME”

We are happy to announce SCREAMING OF MY TIME, an exhibition by Amjad Akash, as a result of his activity during his stay at Studio Kura.

Amjad Akash is a visual artist & activist, born in Bangladesh on December 31, 1979. He has received his Masters of Fine Art (MFA) from the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Amjad Akash has participated in more than 75 national and international art exhibitions. In the last 15 years, he has been engaged with creative writing and freelance journalism. At the moment, he is devotedly engaged with an online art magazine called “Chitram”. His work explores the contemporary image of human psychology’s vibrant world.

Most of his works are influenced by his engagement with subjects such as civil human rights. He is also influenced by his surroundings, the social crisis and its reflection on the society.

Here are some words from the artist himself.

Art for freedom of thoughts
People nowadays have kept attacking each other in the name of philosophy, religion, and sociality and to extend their supremacy. Around the world religious extremism is one of main berries to practicing free thought.
Bangladesh is also little bit threaten by religious fundamentalists. For anti-fundamental writing some people murdered by machete. Religious fundamentalist/extremist killed them. Most of people perform as robotic behaviour, on the other hand some people struggle for freedom of thought. My art-works express their thinking about the people who are struggling.

Date: March 26 (Saturday), 27 (Sunday), 11:00 to 19:00, free entrance
* We will hold an opening party and an artist talk on Saturday the 26th, starting at 15:30.
* Exhibitions by other 3 artists(Kate Gorrie, Bushra Burge, Park Hyun Ji) will be held during the same exhibition period.