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A window of contemporary art

A window of contemporary art

Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh is the biggest and possibly the most prestigious art events in Asia that Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has been arranging since 1981. Besides exploring the artistic ideas and creativity of the present day, the biennale emboldens an animating Asia Pacific identity in the realm of world art. The 16th edition...

Exhibition on 1971 Genocide opens at BNM

Exhibition on 1971 Genocide opens at BNM

Special exhibition, “1971: Genocide and Torture”, marking the month of victory opened on December 9 afternoon at the Nalinikanta Bhattashali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum (BNM). The event is being organised jointly by BNM, and Genocide and Torture Archive and Museum Trust. The exhibition features 70 books by noted historian Professor Muntasir Mamun, 38 souvenirs...

The magnificence of birds

The magnificence of birds

A two-day photography exhibition titled “A Birdland Called Bangladesh” took place on December 5-6 at Drik Gallery in the capital. The exhibition was organised by Bangladesh Bird Club, an organisation working on the conservation and observation of local birds. The exhibition featured a set of 51 photographs captured by 21 photographers of Bangladesh...

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...

The wonder of the wordsmith

The wonder of the wordsmith

To pay tribute to celebrated litterateur Humayun Ahmed on his 66th birth anniversary, Bangladesh National Museum (BNM) arranged a special exhibition “Humayun Ahmed Exhibiiton-2014” at the Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Exhibition Hall of Bangladesh National Museum. The fortnight-long exhibition on the late writer opened on November 12 in presence of distinguished guests including Dr. Gowher...

Hamiduzzaman's sculpture exhibition ends at Galleri Kaya

Hamiduzzaman's sculpture exhibition ends at Galleri Kaya

Solo sculpture exhibition by renowned artist Professor Hamiduzzaman Khan concluded yesterday (November 11) at Galleri Kaya in Uttara. Muhammed Aziz Khan, Chairman, Summit Group of Companies inaugurated the exhibition on October 24. Eminent art critic, Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam graced the occasion while Hamiduzzaman Khan was present at the opening ceremony. The exhibition, titled “Stones”, showcased a selection of 31 sculptures made from stones, two acrylics on canvas and 16 inks and washes on paper. One of the artist's acrylic works, titled “Running in circles”, represents cosmic beauty. He depicted several circles, semi-circles and three-quarter circles in a way that symbolise planets of the solar system. The artist expertly used...

A standout exhibition

A standout exhibition

Mukaddas Shadi Ahmed 's works are different from anything seen in today in contemporary art, says Professor Rokeya Sultana, a well known artist in her own right. The scenario dealing with Mecca, Medina, Kaba Sharif, Jannat, the Azmir Sharif shrine of Khwaja Mainuddin Chishti is a far cry from others. This weeklong exhibition of Mukaddas at the Dhaka Art Centre (DAC) began on November 7. Rabiul Hussain, poet and architect, says in “Reflection of Spirit” one learns about Sufism. His colours and use of dots and lines are new, fresh and meaningful, says Rabiul. Mughul Art, miniature and Persian art dealt with religion, as did Renaissance art of Europe, said Professor...

''Spirit of Annapurna'' at Gallery Cosmos-2

''Spirit of Annapurna'' at Gallery Cosmos-2

A fifteen-day group art exhibition titled “Spirit of Annapurna” opened on Saturday at Gallery Cosmos-2 in the capital. Eminent cultural personality Aly Zaker inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest. Noted artists Monirul Islam, Kalidas Karmakar and Alakesh Ghosh were also present at the occasion. Some 31 paintings of 10 artists will be displayed at...

New Perspectives by Syed Iqbal

New Perspectives by Syed Iqbal

Syed Iqbal neatly fits the bill as an artist of sizeable merit. His latest exhibition, that ran from October 17-27 at the Promenade Gallery in Mississauga, Canada, is his 16th solo and it once again displays the quintessential flavour Iqbal cultivates for abstractions of bigger thoughts; of human relationships with nature and the...

SEEKING ONE'S INNER SELF

SEEKING ONE'S INNER SELF

Among the recognisable figures in “Searching Myself”, Monjur Rashid's first solo at Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) Gallery, is a seated girl with a “teep”, and a collared dress. The background is grey so that the figure stands out. A boy is seen with mixed up colours to represent mixed up and merged...

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