• Friday, July 25, 2014

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Exhibition

Revival of Realism

Revival of Realism

Malcolm Arnold from Adelaide, South Australia, is in Dhaka, exhibiting his paintings and sketches at Dhaka Art Centre. The exhibition runs till July 25. His watercolour and gauche paintings go hand in hand with pencil sketches. His observations are extremely minute and experimental. Arnold's art has travelled all of Australia. He has seen...

Her Words: Storytelling with Saris

Her Words: Storytelling with Saris

The inauguration of an exhibition and the book launch of “Her Words: Storytelling with Saris” will be held on July 19 at 5pm at the EMK Center, Dhaka.  Bangladeshi-American artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose will create a site-specific installation of saris and screen videos, made in collaboration with women from her ancestral village...

Exhibition marking Shafiuddin's birthday begins

Exhibition marking Shafiuddin's birthday begins

An exhibition, marking 92nd birth anniversary of Shilpaguru Shafiuddin Ahmed, begins today at Gallery Chitrak in the capital's Dhanmondi. The exhibition features prints by Ahmed Nazir and paintings by noted artists of 1930s and 40s. The exhibition is dedicated to Shilpaguru Shafiuddin Ahmed and his teachers and friends. Eminent artists Qayyum Chowdhury and Rafiqun Nabi will inaugurate the exhibition at 6 pm. Professor Syed Azizul Huq will attend the opening ceremony as special guest. The exhibition, opening from 10am to 8pm daily, will end on July 5.

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

Austria's Kunstforum Vienna is holding an exhibition titled “Eyes Wide Open”, featuring a selection of photos that Stanley Kubrick, one of the greatest film directors of the 20th century, took for New York's Look Magazine during his five-year stint there from 1946. Each image has its own narrative, laying down the blueprint for...

Beauty of Bangladesh captured by cyclists

IN one of his poems, Rabindranath Tagore wrote that to experience the beauty of nature, one may not need to travel long distances as beauty may exist very close to home. Cox's Bazar, Sundarban, Rangamati and a few other natural and historical sites are considered as the main scenic places in Bangladesh. People in the capital city complain that the capital and its outskirts lack scenic places to visit. But is this true? A cycling group has been successfully promoting cycling...

Heralding Baishakh with acrylic

Heralding Baishakh with acrylic

Bronia Café Gallery and “Studio 48” at Gulshan. The theme was colours of Baishakh, captured by well-known artists like Fahmida Enam Kakoli, Nasima Queenie, Syed Hasan Mahmud and Rashid Amin as well as Suman Rahman, SM Muzahid Monir, Md. Tanvirul Islam, among others. “Halkhata” by Fahmida Kakoli, was acrylic on canvas. It had letterings on black and in Bangla against the backdrop of orange, sunflower yellow and pink. The pink brought in an elephant, an integral part of Baishakhi mela and animal masks that parade from the Art College. “Rhythm of Baishakh” was Nasima Queenie's depiction of nature by night. There was a bare tree, next to a full moon. Beside...

The torments at our garments

The torments at our garments

The readymade garments industry of the country is massive; it contributes billions of dollars in foreign exchange to the country's reserves, employment for hundreds of thousands of people – particularly women, and has kept the country's economy afloat even at times of global economic turmoil. Yet, behind the clothes that end up on...

Bangladeshi painters' exhibition in Japan

Bangladeshi painters' exhibition in Japan

Gloria Japan Bangladesh Friendship Association with International Artist's Satooyano-Kai, Japan have jointly organised two group art exhibitions in Japan featuring the works of 10 Bangladeshi contemporary artists and five Japanese modern artists. The first phase of the exhibition was held at the Symphony Hill Center, Khajuska in Tokyo. The exhibition was inaugurated on...

David's solo sculpture exhibition in Chittagong

David's solo sculpture exhibition in Chittagong

A three-day solo sculpture exhibition of young artist Sharefuas Al Mahmud David, titled “Concrete”, is being held at Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin gallery of Chittagong Shilpakala Academy. The ongoing indiscriminate deforestation, environmental pollution in the country, and human relationships featured in the exhibit that closes today A total 22 sculptures namely are on display, where the artist used Rod, sand and concrete to produce the sculptures with unique shape and colours. Through the works, the artist -- a masters' student of the Institute of Fine Arts, Chittagong University (CU) -- looks to express men and women and their thinking and lifestyle, people's acting in their everyday life, image of Bangladesh to the...

Homage to Rashid Choudhury

Homage to Rashid Choudhury

On the occasion of the 82nd birth anniversary of legendary Bangladeshi tapestry artist Rashid Choudhury, Bingshoti, an artists' organisation has organised a four-day special painting exhibition. The exhibition was inaugurated on March 28 at Dhaka art Centre in Dhanmondi. Professor emeritus Anisuzzaman was present as chief guest while artist Abul Barq Alvi, dean,...

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