Art for the Invisibellas
Taiara Farhana Tareque
Invisibellas, a street art project which touched the hearts of people who were involved in it took place in Bhatara, Notun Bazaar. Young artists came together on the 5th and 6th of March to speak with their brushes. Global Shapers, Dhaka Hub launched “InvisiBellas” a street art project to bring forward the stories women who are 0ften ignored and overlooked in our society in our society, the issue of gender discrimination and women’s empowerment. The aim of this project is to encourage women to raise voice and fight against injustice and break free from societal boundaries.
The 15 artists who participated to make the project come to life were Kazi Istela, Maleena Dhrity Gomez, Tanzia Haq, Liza Hasan, Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy ,Manik N Ratan, Salzar Rahman, Amit Ashraf, Saiq’a S. Chowdhury, Sayeef Mahmud, Wasi Ahmed, Dibarah Mahboob, Mahenaz Chowdhury, Nuzhat Tabassum. They portrayed critical issues in amazing ways only an artists can. From drawing a child freeing her from chains and breaking walls to bringing up the issue of child marriage, the wall was painted with thought provoking and powerful images.
Through this project the organizers aim to celebrate the positive aspects of women, the empowerment and the courage of women all around us. Maleena Gomez, one of the artists, portrayed a an acid victim, who instead of staying hidden away because of the scare rose above the society and now her face is covered with flowers instead of scars. When talking to her she said various documentary
about victims moved her and
thus she choose this as her
subject. Another artist, Liza Hasan, drew an incredibly
colorful image of a Garo beautician. Her artwork was created in concern with the reality of how these women who make everyone else beautiful are actually invisible in our society. Rashad Imam Tanmoy chooses to draw a girl who is belittled by society and how the small
girl finally fights her demons and rises above all.
The official launch of the event will be on 19th
March at the Bengal Art Lounge. Bengal Foundation, Edward M. Kennedy Center and Tredexcel Graphics Ltd were also a part of this initiative.