The Bangladesh Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark organised a three-day painting exhibition of two Bangladeshi artists at the embassy, from June 28-30. About 50 paintings by Kazi Salauddin Ahmed and Zobaida Arzoo were on display at the exhibition.
At the inauguration of the exhibition, Bangladesh's ambassador to Denmark Mohammad Abdul Muhit shed light on the glorious history of Bangladesh's art scene, paying tributes to Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, Qamrul Hasan and Safiuddin Ahmed. He said paintings is a powerful medium of Bangladesdhi artists which has not received much international exposure, and the exhibition was organised with providing that exposure to Bangladeshi art and artists.
Qazi Salauddin exhibited his series “Sheer Chaos” while Arzoo displayed “The Sunderbans” at the exhibition, providing two contrasting aspects: the former is the complex picture of the densely-built houses, narrow roads and the people of Old Dhaka, while the latter represents the serenity and breathtaking natural beauty of Sunderbans. Both these treasures of Bangladesh, however, converge on the question of appreciation and preservation. Arzoo's paintings of Sunderbans add a new dimension to the cultural diplomacy at a time when climate change threats are greater than ever and Bangladesh one of the most vulnerable countries to its adverse effects.
A large fraction of Denmark's diplomatic corps, Danish Art Gallery representatives, Danish art enthusiasts and expatriate Bangladeshis greatly enjoyed the exhibition.