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Entangled Tensions

Self, society and identity in the work of three Bangladeshi Women artists

BY MELIA BELLI BOSE

TAYEBA BEGUM LIPI, Love Bed (detail), 2012, stainless steel, 79.4 x 184.8 x 221 cm. 

Courtesy Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore.

Unless otherwise stated, all images courtesy the artists.  

We are undergoing a national identity crisis. Who are we? Are we South Asian, Bengali, Muslim?
—Nazia Andaleeb Preema

Bangladesh has undergone near constant political and cultural flux since its two independences: the first from Britain in 1947…

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