“Art For Life” at National Museum
A six-day art exhibition called “Art For Life”, organised by Labaid Foundation was inaugurated on December 18 at Bangladesh National Museum.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith inaugurated the art exhibition. The inauguration programme was presided over by Dr. AM Shamim, Chairman of Labaid Foundation.
Abdullah Abu Sayeed, Chairman, Bishwa Shahitya Kendra was present as the special guest in the programme. Eminent artist Professor Samarjit Roy Chowdhury and Matiur Rahman, Editor, Daily Prothom Alo were also present as the guests at the programme.
The exhibit features works by Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, Kalidas Karmakar, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Biren Shome, Abdus Shakur Shah, Abul Barq Alvi, Alokesh Ghosh, Mohammad Younus, Ranjit Das, Dhali Al Mamun, Shishir Bhattracharjee, Dilara Begum Joly, Sheikh Afzal, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Nazia Andalib Preema and Azmir Hossain, among others.
This is an endeavor of Labaid Foundation with 200 paintings from 57 artists of the country. These paintings are a collection from three different art camps organised by Labaid between 2009-2015. The first art camp was in January 9-11, 2009 in Saint Martin's island. The second art camp was held that same year in March at river Meghna. The third art camp was in May 7-11 this year at Bandarban.
The objective of the initiative was to give patients of Labaid Hospital a refuge from intense emotions associated with illness. The artists were directed to draw paintings on vivid landscapes, panoramic nature and colors of life, so that the paintings have a good feelings to the patients and their attendants.
The other objective was to patronise the art and culture of the country. In these art camps, the participants were both the prominent as well as new artists. All the paintings collected from them are exhibited in the wall of Labaid Hospital premises, and visible the thousands of people who visit the hospital.