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.
The group exhibition, "Dui" took place simultaneously at Dwip Gallery and Studio 6/6 from March 20 to April 3. As a part of the exhibition, an "art bazar" was held from April 1 to 3. Taiara Farhana Tareque, Co-Founder of Studio 6/6, shared that they were planning to continue the "art bazar" for longer, but for now, they have postponed all public events. However, they will be arranging appointments with art buyers upon special requests, maintaining all safety guidelines. People can also reach out to the galleries online. Galleri Kaya, on the other hand, will be open to all, maintaining safety precautions.
Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in partnership with Kala Kendra, began the exhibition, "Future Beyond the Self", featuring eleven multidisciplinary artistes, from March 10. The exhibition, which was supposed to continue till April 8, was shut down. Goethe-Institut will be going forward with their virtual film events, if the lockdown is extended.
Rezwanul Kamal Chowdhury, Communications Manager at Bengal Foundation, said that the authorities will take a decision regarding events at Bengal Boi and Bengal Shilpalay, by today.
Mamun Ar Rashid, Program Officer at Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) was unavailable for comment on how the lockdown will impact AFD's events.