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Celebrating 40 years of Bangladesh-Vietnam relationship

Group art exhibition in Hanoi

Participating artists of the exhibition. Participating artists of the exhibition.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relationships between Vietnam and Bangladesh, Gallery 21(Bangladesh), Bangladesh Embassy in Vietnam and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Socialist Republic of Vietnam will jointly organise a group art exhibition titled “Colours Across the Bangla Delta”, featuring the works of painters Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Maksuda Iqbal Nipa, Shameem Subrana, Samina Nafis, and Bipasha Hayat. The exhibition will be held at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts in Hanoi. The exposition will be inaugurated on June 5.

About 25 paintings of five artists will be displayed. This is the first time such an exhibition, featuring Bangladeshi artists, will be held in Vietnam.

Among the participating artists, Kanak Chanpa Chakma and Maksuda Iqbal Nipa are recognised painters in the country.

Kanak Chanpa Chakma's paintings are known for featuring tribal life and culture. Through her work, she closely observes the region -- lifestyle, environment and other aspects of the indigenous communities. She often transforms the background of her paintings but most of the time figures have similar gestures.

A thoughtful and imaginative painter, Maksuda Iqbal is inspired by nature and its varied mysterious aspects. As an abstract expressionist, varied shades and soothing texture are the most significant aspect of her oil paintings. She likes to experiment with colours and applies them directly, piling up thick layers on the canvas. The layers provide a unique texture to her work and that is why her canvas carries a
personal hallmark.

The exhibition will continue till June 7.

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