Amirul Rajiv talks about International Art Biennale Cox's Bazar
The first installment of International Art Biennale Cox's Bazar 2015 opened yesterday (September 10) at Cox's Bazar Institute and Public Library. Amirul Rajiv, the curator of the art biennale, recently talked about various aspects and prospects of the four-day art fiesta.
Asked why and how it had came to his mind to hold an International Art Biennale in Cox's Bazar, Rajiv said, “Cox's Bazar is not only the longest sea beach of the world but also displays multilingual, multicultural and multiethnic folk forms; art, as a medium of powerful expression, help create harmony among the diverse people. We would like to represent the biennale venue artistically. My artist friends Sabyasachi Mistry and Aranya Sharma who have held two art festivals in Cox's Bazar -- are co-organisers of grand art show.”
According to him, discipline and restraint of self is the secret of every art. Photography, for him, is a miniature form of reality. “Individual creates the collective knowledge or idea that we experience from different grounds of life. Getting congenial atmosphere together with the connection with sense helps blossom artistic works. I believe in the power of promising artists and art initiators who will bring a good prospect for Bangladeshi art. A culturally vibrant Bangladesh gleams in the days ahead,” he hoped.
Graduated from Pathshala, Rajiv participated in many exhibitions and worked as a curator for several exhibitions, including for noted photographers Munem Wasif, Andrew Biraj and GMB Akash.