Faceless croud 2019

Rana Plaza, an Eight-story commercial building collapsed in Bangladesh. It is one of the deadliest garment-factory accident in the history, killing 1,134 people and around 2,500 injured. The victims were the workers in ready made garment factories
When the crack in the building was discovered the day before the accident, the garment workers were told to come back to work. There was a pressure on them to complete the orders on time.
These workers, the Faceless crowd.
About the Installation:

My intension is to give the viewer the experience of being inside a ready made garments factory like Rana Plaza. It is very noisy and the machines are switched on with the actual recorded sound. The invisible workers are very busy to finish the order on time.
There will be a rectangular dark room with mirrors on either side. Two sewing machines, colored Red, will be placed on either side of the room under spotlights. Reflections on the mirrors will show an infinite numbers of machines.

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Naima karim



To me the sky defines greatness and beauty, it is mysterious and distant yet very personal and familiar. The sky is where dreams can be found

I discovered this as a child growing up in Bangladesh.

While studying at the Institute of Fine Arts in Dhaka, suddenly a neurological disorder called Guillain Barre Syndrome left me completely paralyzed. For one and half years I couldn’t move any of my limbs, and my only dream was to run across the grass field and look at the beautiful sky. 

When I recovered and graduated I moved to the Netherlands. The Dutch masters like Van Gogh’s colorful paintings and Ruisdael’s deep, dark clouds inspired me.

Now I live in Saudi Arabia where the sky is clear with simple yet rich colors, which is an inspiration as well.
I work with watercolor, acrylic, oil, and mixed media. 

My paintings were selected for the 1st and 2nd Dafen International Oil Painting Biennale, Shenzhen, 2018 and 2020 and the 8th Beijing Biennale 2019

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