Naeem Mohaiemen discusses ‘Midnight’s Third Child’ at ULAB and Bengal Institute

Naeem Mohaiemen called the book and its selections, which comprise fairly short essays and editorials on contemporary matters, “an argument for somehow recording all that seems ephemeral, so we can then look back and trace what was happening.”

Dhaka Art Summit for young visitors

Animation, games and performances your children shouldn't miss on the last day of DAS 2023 today

Ink for days: How Inktober is its own medium of storytelling

Pictures are really the most basic form of story-telling, aren’t they? I imagine our ancestors sat around fires doing shadow theatre. They painted on cave walls long before writing came along.

Translating Sultan through medium and philosophy

Dinar Sultana Putul is a contemporary artist based in Bangladesh whose art practices focus on the quasi-scientific research and documentation of organic mediums and materials that explore various themes surrounding the nature. 

Visualising the present through Anup’s art

How does your work comment on current social and political issues?

Prachyanat to receive government grant

Under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, grants were allocated to 270 organisations from the fine arts and theatre sectors across the country, for 2020-2021. However, a number of prominent theatre troupes and cultural organisations, including Prachyanat, were not on the list for receiving grants. Finally, after some revisions, Prachyanat’s name has been added to the list.

Bangladeshi artworks exhibited in Nepal

Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu, in association with the Siddhartha Art Gallery, is organising an art exhibition in Nepal as part of the celebration of 50 years of Nepal-Bangladesh diplomatic relations.

DhakaYeah designs book cover for HarperCollins India

The novel, first published in Bangla as Narach, is set in late 19th century colonial Bengal. 

No clash between religion and culture: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said culture has no clash with religion -- referring to numerous attacks on cultural programmes including bombings at Pahela Baishakh celebration.

Habiba Nowrose’s ‘Tongue Tied’ is an intriguing reimagining of Bengali cuisine

Embracing, adoring and nurturing traditional Bengali cuisine in a picturesque manner -  Habiba Nowrose’s “Tongue Tied” opened today at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise de Dhaka.

Abir Abdullah’s ‘Climate Migrants of Bangladesh’ underway at AFD

A solo photography exhibition, titled ‘Climate Migrants in Bangladesh’ by Abir Abdullah, began at La Galerie of Alliance Francaise de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi recently. 

An artist through an artist’s eyes

In 1971, at the age of 17, Mamun photographed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on March 3, 1971. “I didn’t know he’d make the call for independence on March 7, but I happened to have witnessed and captured the moment,” he recalled. Ever since, Mamun grew a passion to capture portraits of famous personalities through his lenses. He captured portraits of more than 8,000 famous personalities till date.

Bangladeshi artist Fawaz Rob’s artwork voted best in PenhArt International Exhibition

Fawaz Rob’s artwork, “Long Walk Home” was voted as the best entry among all participants at PenhArt International Exhibition. Jurors and audience voted his work to be the best among eighty participants from all over the world, including France, Japan, USA, and UK.

Reminiscing Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin’s legacy

Today marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned painter Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin. As the founding father of art education and culture in the country, he strived to create opportunities for local artists. He also played a key role in establishing the Government Institute of Arts and Crafts (now Faculty of Fine Arts) in 1948 at Dhaka University (DU), and was the founding principal of the institute.

Shilpaguru Safiuddin Ahmed's 9th death anniversary: Behind the artist’s depictions of the colour black

There is more than a lifetime of knowledge to gain from master artists and their relationships with colours. Viewing colours through the eyes of great artists we often discover their passion and characteristics. Artists of Bengal have shown their distinct fascinations with colours. Amongst them, Shilpaguru Safiuddin Ahmed's depictions of the colour black is fascinating. Today marks his ninth death anniversary.

Together for half a century

In this Eid special, we talked life and experience with Ramendu Majumdar and Ferdousi Mazumder, the evergreen couple.