5h ago| Theatre & Arts

Abdullah Al Bashir traces the 'Evolution' of ship-breaking

The exhibition will remain open to visitors till December 14, between Monday to Saturday, starting from 3 pm and closing at 9 pm.

1d ago| Theatre & Arts

Asia’s largest art extravaganza kicks off

An amalgamation of enchanting arts and creative art forms, the 19th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh has brought together 114 countries and 493 artists under one roof at the heart of Dhaka, with the theme of “Home and Displacement”. It is said to be the biggest art exhibition in Asia.

1d ago| Theatre & Arts

Is AI stealing from artists?

Earlier this week, the Lensa app has been making the rounds on social media—particularly Instagram—as people flock to the app to use its 'magic avatar' feature.

1w ago| Theatre & Arts

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.

2w ago| Theatre & Arts

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.

2w ago| Theatre & Arts

‘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 13, 2022
November 13, 2022

Telling a tale through chairs: Abhijit Chowdhury dissects politics and power

Abhijit Chowdhury’s 15th solo art exhibition, “(Non) hierarchical Order of Forms”, opened at La Galerie, Alliance Francaise, Dhaka on November 4.

November 10, 2022
November 10, 2022

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.

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

‘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.

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

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.”

November 5, 2022
November 5, 2022

Dr Israfeel Shaheen receives Syed Mohidul Islam award

Commemorating the legacy of thespian Syed Mohidul Islam, a five day-long event "Mohidul Islam Sharan Utsab 2022” is underway at Bangladesh Shipakala Academy from November 4 onwards. This year, the ‘Mohidul Islam Padak’ has been conferred to theatre personality and professor of Dhaka University’s Theatre and Performance Studies department, Dr Israfeel Shaheen.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

Finding the roots of Bangla folk-dance

With the intent of answering the question, 'what defines Bangla Lokonritya?', prominent dance maestros and artistes gathered together at the roundtable discussion titled, “Shekorer Shondhane Bangla Lokonritya”. The event was organised by Nrityanchal and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on November 2. Hosted by Shamim Ara Nipa and Shibli Mohammad—both of whom are dancers and choreographers in their own right—the event took place at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

‘Syed Mohidul Islam Sharan Utsab 2022’ to commence on November 4

Commemorating the legacy of playwright, actor, and director Syed Mohidul Islam, the “Syed Mohidul Islam Sharan Utsab 2022” will commence on November 4 and run till November 8, at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). The event is organised by Batikrom Nattyagosty.

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

‘The Journey’- Arafat Hosen’s magically translucent brushstrokes

Watercolour is one of the simplest yet challenging mediums of painting. Once you start a piece, it’s a race against time as one must know how to time the layers of paints. Thus it requires the utmost precision to produce a watercolour painting. ‘The Journey’ by artist Arafat Hosen is a marvelous exhibition containing his watercolour pieces.

October 30, 2022
October 30, 2022

Edward Ted Kennedy Jr visits Bengal Foundation

Edward Ted Kennedy Jr, son of late US senator Edward M Kennedy and nephew to former US President John F Kennedy, visited Bengal Shilpalaya today.

October 29, 2022
October 29, 2022

‘I paint to find joy and forget sorrow’

An exhibition titled “The Work of Creation 2”, featuring the works of eminent Bangladeshi artist based in Japan, Kazi Ghiyasuddin, was inaugurated at Bengal Shilpalaya on October 28.