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12:00 AM, August 19, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 19, 2011

Bangladeshi art collectors participating in Venice exhibition

Samdani, a Bangladeshi art initiative by art collectors Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani, has been invited to take part in OPEN, the 14th edition of International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations in Venice, Italy, says a press release. The exhibition is held under the patronage of the Italian cultural ministry, Italian ministry for foreign affairs, the Veneto region, the province of Venice and Venice City Council. This year, the exhibition will present the works of 30 internationally renowned artists from all over the world, including for the first time the participation of Bangladesh, curated by Ebadur Rahman (the artistic director of Samdani). Rahman is collaborating with Bangladeshi artist Ronni Ahmmed to stage an installation called “The Tomb of Qara kÖz”. As part of the Samdani team, Wahid Zaman (grand prize winner at the 14th Asian Biennial) will travel, as well, to Venice, to help mount the installation. The exhibition will be on from September 1 and continue will October 2.

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