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Abdus Salam

Abdus Salam
Name Abdus Salam
Country・Region Bangladesh
Category Arts and Culture
Specialty Painting
Installation Art
Print Art
Classification Residence Program
Year of Stay 2007

ProfileBorn in 1971. He has a MFA from Dakar University. He creates artwork using wood and paintings with themes on Bangladeshi politics and pop culture.

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【Duration of Stay】
September 10th - December 11th

【Main Activities】
▽Collaboration
Created "Space Flier" out of copies of structures and relics. These include Fukuoka City's Kushida Shrine and Shofuku Temple and the ruins of Oka Castle located in Taketa, Oita Prefecture. Furthermore, he created the installation "After the Fukuoka Air-Raid" based on documents found during his research at Fukuoka City's General Library.

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▽Workshop
October 5th - "Decorate the Stage Surrounded by Banana Trees with Paper"
Covered the stage in the Art Information Corner with strips of paper with 27 students from Wakahisa Special Needs High School.

Middle of October - "Draw Love and Hope"
Drew pictures and wrote messages with themes of love and hope on a long piece of rolled paper with markers in the Sculpture Lounge. (50 participants)

October 25th - "Let’s Make Bangladeshi Art"
Created items out of bamboo used in Bangladeshi ceremonies with 24 students from Kofuji Elementary School.

November 2nd - "Decorate the Stage Surrounded by Banana Trees with Paper"
Covered the stage in the Art Information Corner with strips of paper with 41 first and second grade students from Sumiyoshi Elementary School.

November 6th - "Decorate the Stage Surrounded by Banana Trees with Paper"
Covered the stage in the Art Information Corner with strips of paper with 43 third and fourth grade students from Sumiyoshi Elementary School.

November 10th - "Let’s Make a Bangladeshi Rickshaw"
Decorated a bicycle in paper like a Bangladeshi Rickshaw with 27 elementary and junior high school students and children at the Kodomo Sogo Sodan Center.

November 15th - "Draw Love and Hope"
Drew pictures and wrote messages with themes of love and hope on a long piece of rolled paper with 77 sixth grade students from Chihaya Elementary School and 148 sixth grade students from Najima Elementary School in the Sculpture Lounge.

November 16th - 20th (held five times) - "Let’s Make a Wooden Relief of Bangladeshi and Japanese Folklore"
Created a relief on a single piece of wood with Bangladeshi and Japanese folklore in the Culture Studio. (12 participants)

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▽Talk
September 13th - "Artist Talk"
Introduced the culture of Bangladesh to 90 third grade students from Uda Elementary School and 109 sixth grade students from Minami Tojin Elementary School at AJIBI Hall.

September 22nd - "Artist Talk"
Spoke about his plan while in Fukuoka as well as past artwork in the Art Information Corner. (50 participants)

December 1st - "Artist Talk"
Spoke about "Space Flier" after the opening ceremony of the Winds of Artist in Residence 2007 Part 2 in the Sculpture Lounge. (67 participants)

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▽Exhibition
December 1st - 25th
The Winds of Artist in Residence 2007 Part 2

Items of artwork created during his stay in Fukuoka were displayed in the Art Information Corner and the Sculpture Lounge. These included "Space Flier" and "After the Fukuoka Air-Raid"

▽Other Works
Appeared in the movie, "Hashi", directed by fellow Artist in Residence Sherman Ong.

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