Carnival of grotesque

The walls of artist-run space, Kalakendra, host artist Nisar Hossain's drawings and prints this month. Part of the third instalment of the gallery's “Drawing and Thinking” series, Bikargrostho Shomoyer Roikhik Boyan (Linear Text of a Delirious Time), curated by Wakilur Rahman, opened on June 30, 2018 in the presence of special guest, artist Rafikun Nabi. Notable artists such as Sheikh Afzal, Abul Barq Alvi, Shishir Bhattacharjee, and Rashid Amin were also present at the event.

exhibition / An opulent display of sculptures

As one enters into the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), one encounters a magnificent ray of light illuminating many of the finest pieces of sculptures.

Exhibition / Far from the Maddening Crowd

"Far from representing reality, pictures probe multiple realities by fabricating narratives of events that never occurred." This quote by Mark C Taylor from his book on the American painter Mark Tansey sounds like a fitting homage to the works of Kazi Mrinal. Mrinal's images are like visioned unreality. They are structured by the communion-seeking mind rather than originating from contemplation or critical reflection on real events.

Collector's Exhibition - A celebration of passion

As alien as it may seem to us today, baby boomers are no strangers to the fad of matchbox collecting. Millennials will remember the pleasure of removing stamps from an envelope, soaking them in water and once dry, sticking them on albums. Coins and banknotes have always been popular and even today an average Joe carefully preserves a ragged note long out of circulation.

Exhibition / Art as Process: in architect Tanzim's exhibition at Kala Kendra

Architect Tanzim Hasan Salim rose to mainstream prominence when he jointly won the design competition for the new Liberation War Museum. But what is lesser known to the public is the demanding creative and emotional labour that he put into executing such a monumental project. His solo exhibition at Kala Kendra entitled “Drawing and Thinking, Thinking and Drawing-2” displays to the public the phases of

Into the Fold, Out in the One

As a reconnaissance of what seems like a neural landscape, Soma Surovi Jannat's oeuvre seems to hover over the "plain of immanence" perceived as Spinoza's "single substance" (God/Nature), thereby, lending

Exhibition / Cha Chakra: Tea Tales of Bangladesh

Faiham Ebne Sharif's first solo exhibition, Cha Chakra: Tea Tales of Bangladesh, curated by Amirul Rajiv and Naim Ul Hasan, was held

SPECIAL FEATURE / Unseen '71 by Amanul Haq

Jomi, Shoheed, Shadhinota, Klanto pa ma-shishu, Sadapaira… (land, martyr, independence, mother and child tired of walking, white pigeon...) Handwritten on the front of yellowish envelope. Loads of surprises inside. It has been many years since he carefully saved those negatives!

Landlessness in “Desterrados”: through the outsider's gaze?

When I heard that there was an exhibition on the Bede community at Shilpakola, and that a foreigner had taken the photographs, my curiosity was piqued—I was interested, but also worried.

Phoenix of Longadu

“After the landslide, it became all too clear where the aid was headed. Of course there would be an inclination to send relief to the Bengalis,” says Mrittika Kamal, Director of Terracotta Creatives and one of the curators of Phoenix of Longadu, a charity exhibition, held between October 16 and 19 at Drik Gallery, dedicated to raising funds for the affected families.

An assimilation of classical and contemporary art

7th Oriental Painting Exhibition under spotlight

Whimsical, political, subversive: A review of 'Tasher Desh'

There are no bright lights, no potted greens artistically arranged around the entrance, no indication that an exhibition is going on somewhere here in Arambagh.

The dolled-up, leopard-spotted women of 'Concealed'

Habiba Nowrose's first solo exhibition

Priyabhashini's orchestrations of carbon

'Megher Shongi', sculptor Ferdousi Priyabhashini's 13th Solo Exhibition

Poking Conscience through Photography

On the evening of 5th January, 2017, a two-week long photography exhibition titled “16” was launched at the EMK Center located at the heart of Dhaka, Dhanmondi 27.The exhibition is a joint collaboration of two renowned and vibrant Bangladeshi photographers, Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo and Imrul Islam.

A Journey to the Centre of Art

A surrealist reflection of oneself, a Hybrid Foundation for a forceful image creation, the play of good and evil, the absurdity of contemporary childhood...

Opening up a new horizon of oriental painting in Bangladesh

In art classifications, oriental art exists as one of the major branches as it is often interchangeably used with the terms Eastern or Asian art originating from various Asian cultures.

Rooted in our Soul and Soil

An indigenous community called Santal lives in the northern districts of Bangladesh. For thousands of years, these people have been