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Art Exhibition

A grand display of art

A grand display of art

The Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, the biggest art event of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), saw curtains rise on its 16th edition on December 1. The exhibit that began in 1981 features renowned artists of the Asia Pacific region, and has been held once every two years at BSA. Finance Minister AMA Muhith opened...

'Rekhar Nachon' held in port city

'Rekhar Nachon' held in port city

The agony and ecstasy of riverine people came to the fore at a five-day art exhibition titled “Rekhar Nachon” by renowned artiste Monsur ul Karim. The event was held recently at the Mrinmoy Art Gallery of South Khulshi in the port city. Art connoisseurs, students and teachers of fine arts, eminent personalities of the city and visitors raptly viewed the 34 fabulous works created through line drawing and drypoint by the Ekushey Padak-holding artiste. Karim's work from the '80s and '90s were on display at the exhibition, side by side with his contemporary drypoint works of 2014. “Every painting or drawing of an artist is nothing but a combination of different types...

Display of arts beyond borders

Display of arts beyond borders

A five-day (September 12-16) group art exhibition titled “Kala Sangam”, featuring works of 10 Bangladeshi artists and six Nepali artists closed at the gallery of Sirjana College of Fine Arts (SCFA), Kathmandu, Nepal recently. Mashfee Binte Shams, Bangladeshi Ambassador to Nepal, inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest. Apart from the chief guest, Kiran Manandhar,...

A heritage of art at monobhumi

A heritage of art at monobhumi

A group art exhibition titled “Kalamkari” is on at monobhumi art space, 218, Elephant Road, Dhaka. Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts (FFA) Syed Abul Barq Alvi inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest on August 29. Noted theatre personality Mamunur Rashid was special guest at the event. The participating artists -- Tarun Ghosh,...

Art exhibition and contest in Sylhet

Art exhibition and contest in Sylhet

A five-day workshop and exhibition of young and senior artists at Sylhet Zila Shilpakala academy auditorium, closes tomorrow. A total of 76 works of 44 artists were put on display on the exhibition that drew a good number of visitors. Winners of the contest, held in 3 categories, were awarded certificate and crests at the...

Art exhibition in New York

Art exhibition in New York

The New York Art Connection and Gallery Twenty One of Dhaka have organised a group exhibition of women artists, titled “Bangladesh-US Art Conclave”.   On display are the works of eight women artists from Bangladesh and eight women artists from the USA. The event was inaugurated at Art Connection gallery, Long Island, NY. June...

An insight into urbanisation

An insight into urbanisation

A group art exhibition by Studio 48, titled “Lost in the Urban World” opened on May 31 at Dhaka Art Center. Eminent artist Rafiqun Nabi was present as chief guest while Professor Abul Barq Alvi, Dean, Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka was special guest. Artist and critic Mustafa Zaman gave unique insights...

Art Exhibition marking Int'l Museum Day

Art Exhibition marking Int'l Museum Day

A month-long contemporary art exhibition is on at Nalinikanta Bhattashahi Hall of Bangladesh National Museum. The museum has organised the exhibition to mark International Museum Day. Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is organised worldwide on or around May 18. Artworks by 72 eminent artists of the country along with 10 foreign artists...

A collection of classics

A collection of classics

Saju Art Gallery in Gulshan is now touching 40 years of promoting contemporary Bangladeshi art. It is a flagship enterprise within the fraternity, having witnessed the evolution and growth of art in the country. Established in 1974 by Ramij Ahmed Chowdhury Saju, the gallery was intimately acquainted with the artists of the first...

Rafi's personal and social observations through art

Rafi's personal and social observations through art

The Committee on Southern Asian Studies at the University of Chicago has organised an art exhibition featuring the works of Bangladeshi artist Rafi Haque at Foster Hall on the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus. Titled “Journal of an Artist”, the exhibition was inaugurated on April 4, and runs till May 23.  Born in Kushtia, Bangladesh in 1965, Rafi is a reputed visual artist. In the current show, the artist presents several selected works of printmaking. He often works with journals that deal in both the written and the visual. “Rafi's journals have a mix of collages, doodles, written texts. Besides creating wonderful visual impact, these long-kept diaries document his own life...

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