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. 

270 cultural organisations receive government grants; Prachyanat, Wrishij Shilpi Ghosthi not listed

Under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, grants have been allocated to 270 organisations from the fine arts and theatre sector across the country, for 2020-2021. However, a number of prominent theatre troupes and cultural organisations, including Prachyanat and Wrishij Shilpi Ghosthi, are not on the list for receiving grants.

18 artistes, 2 organisations to receive Shilpakala Padak 2019, 2020

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy announced the names of 20 recipients for its prestigious Shilpakala Padak 2019 and 2020.

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.

April 5, 2021
April 5, 2021

Art galleries operating cautiously amidst countrywide lockdown

Art galleries and event spaces are operating cautiously during the countrywide lockdown, with most of them postponing their public programmes and exhibitions.

April 2, 2021
April 2, 2021

Duet exhibition ‘Colors of Tradition’ to open at Edge Gallery tomorrow

“Colors of Tradition”, a duet exhibition featuring artists Abdus Shakoor Shah and Shambhu Acharya, will be inaugurated tomorrow at 7:30 pm at the capital’s Edge Gallery in Gulshan 2.

April 1, 2021
April 1, 2021

Group exhibition ‘Flowing & Static’ to open at Galleri Kaya tomorrow

“Flowing & Static”, an art exhibition by 12 contemporary and modern artists of Bangladesh, will begin tomorrow (April 2) at 5:30 pm in Galleri Kaya, Uttara.

March 28, 2021
March 28, 2021

Group exhibition ‘Dui’ explores synchronised encounters

“Dui”, a successor to the exhibition, “Ek”, is the second chapter of the series of exhibitions curated by Taiara Farhana Tareque. Taking place simultaneously over two places in the city— Studio 6/6 and Dwip Gallery, “Dui” portrays two alternative visions of a singular artist, but draws up a merged conversation by bringing in the concept of a particular space and tying it together within the artwork. “The point of synchronicity is actually at in minds of the audience,” Taiara explains.

March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021

Kamruzzaman Shadhin’s ‘Elephant in the Room’ featured at Dubai Design District

On March 12, “Elephant in the Room”, an award-winning art installation by renowned Bangladeshi visual artist Kamruzzaman Shadhin, was launched at the Dubai Design District (D3), organised by Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation, which works to promote South Asian art internationally in association with Art Dubai. D3 is a hub of inspiration for creatives, artists, and designers. It will exhibit this participatory artwork in its walkaways for a month-long display till April 12, 2021.

March 17, 2021
March 17, 2021

Solo exhibition ‘Mon Pabaner Nao’ underway at Gallery Shilpangan

Gallery Shilpangan in Lalmatia is currently hosting artist Al Akhir Sarker’s first solo painting exhibition, titled “Mon Pabaner Nao - The Fairy Boat”. Whether it is life or stillness, fragments of memoirs, light and affection of time and moments, Al Akhir renders the elements that surround his environment in a simplistic form. On the occasion of their 29th founding anniversary, Gallery Shilpangan is hosting this exhibition.

March 14, 2021
March 14, 2021

Three-month exhibition ‘Brihatta Home Art Project 2020’ kicks off

A three-month group art exhibition, “Brihatta Home Art Project 2020”, kicked off at Bengal Shilpalay yesterday. It is jointly organised by Brihatta Art Foundation and Bengal Arts Programme. Tanzim Wahab, Chief Curator, Bengal Arts Programme, is the curator of the exhibition.

March 13, 2021
March 13, 2021

‘Snippets Behind Bars and Other Related Stories’ on display

Organised by Drik, a ten-day photography exhibition, titled “Snippets Behind Bars and Other Related Stories”, is currently underway at the DrikPath Bhobon, Panthapath. The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held on March 10. Photojournalists Shafiqul Islam Kajal and Al Mamun Jibon, along with other participants, were present at the ceremony.

March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021

Artist Farja on her inspirations

Faria Ibrahim, better known as Farja, is a travelling artist and musician who loves to paint and perform. Having completed her Bachelor’s in Design Studies in Architecture from the University of Adelaide in Australia, she went on to pursue her Master’s in Urban Planning and Design at KTH - The Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. The artist shares her inspirations, and experiences in a candid chat with The Daily Star.

February 27, 2021
February 27, 2021

Photo exhibition ‘It’s Not My Clothing, It’s Your Eyes!’ challenges societal norms

Organised by Paraa as a part of the Chol X Shama Kun fashion campaign, a photo exhibition, titled ‘It’s not My Clothing, It’s Your Eyes!’, is currently underway at the Paraa studio. The exhibition started on February 12 and will end tomorrow.