I am Ashrafi.
I am an artist and I have completed my Bachelors in Fine Arts from University of Dhaka in ceramic and Georgia Southern University in sculpture , now I am learning Interactive art at UMBC in Maryland in USA And these are my creations.
EFFECTS OF COLONIZATION
This artwork is about colonialism and how it spread culture all over the world, like spices. I was also inspired by my El Anatsuai, how beer caps were brought all over the world, and how other bottle caps bring history in culture and how those objects relate to our roots. I was also inspired by Walter Benjamin's words, how the camera is not capable of acting with all of our auras. Besides, as I am living in the USA now, I find out people from different countries also bring different cultures and traditions to the United States and other multicultural countries. We can only remove our racial identity by mixing cultures by marriage with other races, by mixing cultures, ethnicities and identity, groups , traditions and so on. As I have brown skin, which is made for mixed races who came to the Indian subcontinent for business. We may all live in different parts of the world, but we all have one common ancestor and, commonly, we are all humans. I avoid interpreting these works totally, because I believe it is what it is. And the smell of the artwork, the warmth of the lamp and other elements related to the senses, will make an environment which is not definable like a poem.
We all have one Artwork name: Hegemony Artist name: Ashrafi Sultana ses the red color according to pleasure principles. Hegemony is the dominance of one group over another, especially one country or social group over another. Hegemony is often used for the relatively dominant position of a particular set of ideas, group, class and state. In my artwork, one color dominates the other color, it is the metaphor of this artwork with all the intersections of life in society. In this consumerism and globalization, we all become mono. Mono culture, mono design, mono product, all become mono. And I am inspired by how a consumeristic society
We all have one thing in common. We are all humans and we all have something in common-we live on the earth. But somehow we destroy our lives with subconscious-minded activity and conscious-minded activity. I placed this artwork in front of the gallery entrance. And gradually, the gallery visitors destroy shaped maps. This a representation of different types of actions we take to make the world worse for living lives.
Consumerism and depression
Consumerism and capitalism have no foundation, it is not a system, and it is a process, where reality is not reality at all. In a capitalist society “everyone is a shareholder. Everyone an owner, every one an entrepreneur". One is responsible and guilty for his particular fact. But there is only one relationship and it is a power relation, social hierarchy be coming flatten. For this fact everything is isolated, nothing permanent, and everything temporary. Because of this, there is no faith in anything. Which is create depression. ( read more in the video discerption)
The Puppet king
The debt economy is not a financial economy, because it is privatizing money. Even in most of the scenarios government has nothing to do with country welfare, they are just a puppet. When my artwork viewer watch my artwork they talked about different issues, how the government is manipulated by different issues and they cannot work on their role as a government.
Only my existence important, not me
The death of the poor man is the worst eventuality for the creditor. Death is the death of his interest. Credit, not only exploits the process of subjectivation by affecting the individuation of subjectivation by affecting the individuation of existence itself. Life is not biological life, it is bio politics. The content of life is not labor, but existence. Instead of money or paper, it won personal existence, my flesh, and blood, my social virtue, and importance, which constitutes the material, corporeal form of the spirit of money. Credit no longer resolves the value of money, but the human flesh and the heart. A bank represents on the one hand the centralization of money capital.
The effect of neoliberalism is indefinite postponement: education as a lifelong process. Training that persists for as long as your working life continues, work you take home with you, working from work. Another effect is the “control addict”: the one who is addicted to control, but also inevitably, the one who has been taken over, possessed by control. The system by which the college is funded, with this system they cannot exclude students from class, even if they wanted to. Resources are allocated to college students based on the successful exam result. The system “target” is “market Stalinist” to regulate public services... ( Read more in video discerption)
The effect of neoliberalism is indefinite postponement: education as a lifelong process. From the late 18th century a sustained fall in fertility began in France, and fertility declines became general in western and central Europe, as well as in English-speaking settlement countries, in the last quarter of the 19th century. The reasons are complex. ( Read more in video discription)
Because of the pandemic were lost a lot of human life and got some empty table in dining table. Someone else will set in that chair, but some emotional space will be still empty. I lost one of my relative in this COVID time and I am suffering from mourn. (Read more in video description below the video)