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Tumi Robe Nirobe at Abinta Gallery

Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts is hosting a memorial art exhibition titled Tumi Robe Nirobe at its art space in Uttar Badda, Dhaka. The exhibition is showcasing the artworks of renowned filmmaker and artist late Khalid Mahmood Mithu, along with the artworks of famous artist Kanak Chanpa Chakma.

Artist Khalid Mahmood Mithu was a star in the cultural arena of Bangladesh. His contributions in the creative fields of photography, filmmaking, visual art and literature have immensely enriched the art and culture of Bangladesh. Mithu bagged the national award for producing his film Gohine Shobdo, that was released in 2010. He was a multi-talented personality with vast knowledge and creativity, which reflected into his artistic efforts since his student life at what is now called the Faculty of Fine Art, University of Dhaka.

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On the other hand, Kanak Chanpa Chakma is a prominent visual artist, who has extraordinarily expressed her talent in terms of visualising culture, lifestyle and social norms and values of the people ranging from the indigenous communities living in the hill tracts, and other parts of Bangladesh. The artist couple -- Khalid Mahmood Mithu and Kanak Chanpa Chakma led their conjugal life happily together until Mithu unfortunately passed away in 2016.

The exhibition has been organised to commemorate the Khalid Mahmood Mithu through displaying his artworks. A total of 55 artworks are on display at the exhibit; among which 33 masterpieces are depicted by Khalid Mahmood Mithu while 22 artworks are portrayed by Kanak Chanpa Chakma.

“In terms of depth, dynamism, theme and quality, Khalid Mahmood Mithu's artworks are more precious than mine." laments Kanak Chanpa Chakma, "I know very well how energetic and passionate he was, and how clearly he revealed his artistic conscience along with what he depicted. With his untimely demise, everything was disrupted.”

The opening ceremony of the exhibition took place on March 30. Renowned artist Rafiqun Nabi inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest while noted art critic Moinuddin Khaled graced the occasion as special guest. Nilu Rowshon Murshed presided over the programme.

The exhibition, opening from 10 am to 8:30 pm daily, except Mondays, will run until April 20. 

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