8h ago| Theatre & Arts

'Kromosho': Munem Wasif tells Dhaka's story

On November 10, Project 88 inaugurated Munem Wasif's second solo-exhibition at their gallery in Mumbai, India. The exhibition is titled "Kromosho"--'step by step' in Bengali--and features Wasif's body of work, which the artiste has developed over almost two decades. Munem Wasif’s image-based works often mix photographs with moving images, archive documents or collected paraphernalia to reveal notions of impermanence and insecurity. A major theme throughout his work, is the philosophy of leaving things open to interpretation.

4d ago| Theatre & Arts

The untold story of Luva Nahid Choudhury

Over the years, Bangladesh has blossomed into a social hub for fine arts and cultural programmes, through the brilliant contributions of eminent literary figures and renowned personalities.

6d ago| TV & Film

Two years without Aly Zaker

Today marks the second death anniversary of eminent actor and Ekushey Padak winner, Aly Zaker.

3w ago| Theatre & Arts

When photographs speak against dictatorship

Yesterday, photographer Dinu Alam—who is currently based in Toronto, Canada—hosted a press conference at the National Press Club in Paltan. The conference was held to announce that photographs taken by him during the anti-Ershad mass movement of 1987, would be free-to-use for the public.

3w ago| Theatre & Arts

‘My Blue Stories’: Serbia through the eyes of Russian painter Sofya Yechina

The inauguration of “My Blue Stories”—the solo painting exhibition of Russian artist, Sofya Yechina—took place at Gallery Chitrak on October 24. Dr Hasan Mahmud, Honourable Minister of Information was present as the chief guest of the event. Also present at event, were His Excellency (HE) Alexander Vikentyevich Mantytskiy, Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh, as the special guest, and pioneer cartoonist Prof Rafiqun Nabi as the chairperson. “My Blue Stories” has been curated by art critic Aminur Rahman.

3w ago| Theatre & Arts

Bhupen Hazarika's songs inspired our freedom fighters: KM Khalid

Remembering the late Indian singer, cultural icon and politician from Assam, Dr Bhupen Hazarika on his 11th death anniversary, State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid mentions, “Hazarika's songs played an influential role during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh.”

December 3, 2022
December 3, 2022

'Kromosho': Munem Wasif tells Dhaka's story

On November 10, Project 88 inaugurated Munem Wasif's second solo-exhibition at their gallery in Mumbai, India. The exhibition is titled "Kromosho"--'step by step' in Bengali--and features Wasif's body of work, which the artiste has developed over almost two decades. Munem Wasif’s image-based works often mix photographs with moving images, archive documents or collected paraphernalia to reveal notions of impermanence and insecurity. A major theme throughout his work, is the philosophy of leaving things open to interpretation.

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

The untold story of Luva Nahid Choudhury

Over the years, Bangladesh has blossomed into a social hub for fine arts and cultural programmes, through the brilliant contributions of eminent literary figures and renowned personalities.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Two years without Aly Zaker

Today marks the second death anniversary of eminent actor and Ekushey Padak winner, Aly Zaker.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Granting wishes to cancer-stricken children

Every year, 95 out of 100 children in Bangladesh who get diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia lose their battle to the cancer, due to the lack of treatment.

November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022

After 3.5 years Prachyanat returns with acclaimed play ‘Koinna’ today

After a long time, Prachyanat will be staging their acclaimed production, “Koinna”, at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday, November 25. The show will start at 7 pm.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

‘Onkur’: Exhibition underway at ‘Batighar- Smritite Shorone Aly Zaker’

A photo exhibition titled ‘Onkur’ has been organized by Mongol Deep Foundation at The Asiatic Center in the capital with a view to provide a glimpse into the lives of the children suffering from cancer.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Art vs Development: Should we erase our rich architectural history?

Dhaka's transitions carries the question of whether our historic buildings shall be preserved. From an economic viewpoint, there is financial gain in replacing them with buildings. The question now becomes whether the cultural heritage outweighs this financial gain.

November 18, 2022
November 18, 2022

A story of Tea: Yasmin Jahan Nupur dissects our British colonialist past

Yasmin Jahan Nupur’s installation and performance, “Let me get you a nice Cup of Tea”, is currently on display at Tate Modern.

November 18, 2022
November 18, 2022

Mamunur Rashid, Chanchal and A K M Hasan reunite for Rarang’s 200th

Mamunur Rashid has written many plays for his own drama group, Aranyak Natyadal, throughout his illustrious career. He has also directed several plays for the stage as well. Among them, one of his most successful plays, which he has both written and directed, is “Rarang”.

November 16, 2022
November 16, 2022

‘50 Years of Friendship’: EMK Center celebrates Bangladesh-US relationship

In order to commemorate the 50 years of friendship between Bangladesh and the US, EMK Center recently organised a print exhibition—showcasing the artworks of Bangladeshi and American artists—appropriately named “50 Years of Friendship”.