HIGHLIGHTS from Rana Begum’s ‘Perception and Reflection’

‘No. 858 Reflector’ by Rana Begum. (Supplied)
Updated 05 February 2019

HIGHLIGHTS from Rana Begum’s ‘Perception and Reflection’

DUBAI: ‘Perception and Reflection’ is the British-Bangladeshi visual artist, Rana Begum’s fourth solo show at The Third Line in Dubai from March 5 – May 9.

‘No. 831 Reflector’
Begum first experimented with reflectors during her British Council residency in Bangkok in 2006, and returned to the form a decade later with a 50-meter piece installed in London’s King Cross.

‘No. 857 Reflector’
Much of Begum’s art draws inspiration from the geometry of Islamic art and urban architecture. These new pieces, according to a statement from the gallery, are “inspired by the straightforward patterns and vibrant colors of roadsigns and the way in which their surfaces shift as the day progresses.”

‘No. 858 Reflector’
These pieces, too, change depending on the angle from which you view them and the light exposure. In May last year, Begum told Arab News that “the dialogue with light and form” is “ever-present” in her practice, and that “vibrant colors and modular forms” such as those seen here, have long been a focus of her art.


Priyanka Chopra voices Elsa in Hindi-language ‘Frozen 2’

Priyanka Chopra announced Friday that she will voice the character of Elsa in the Hindi-language version of hit Disney animation film ‘Frozen 2.’ (File/AFP)
Updated 19 October 2019

Priyanka Chopra voices Elsa in Hindi-language ‘Frozen 2’

DUBAI: Priyanka Chopra announced Friday that she will voice the character of Elsa in the Hindi-language version of hit Disney animation film “Frozen 2,” set to be released on Nov. 22.

And what’s more, Chopra’s cousin, Parineeti, will voice the character of Anna, who is played by Kristen Bell in the English-language film.

“Mimi & Tisha are now Elsa & Anna!” Priyanka posted on her Twitter account on Friday. “The #ChopraSisters are finally coming together for Disney’s #Frozen2. Can’t wait for you guys to see us…I mean HEAR us bring these amazing, strong characters to life in Hindi.”

Chopra released a statement about the new film and the character she voices.

“Elsa is a fictional character who’s known to be strongly-opinionated and level headed, traits that I deeply connect with," she said. "This not only made me want to be part of the film, but also gives me a wonderful opportunity to present one of the most-successful animated films to our local audiences.”