Star Weekend

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,...

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.

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...

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...

July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

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,...

June 1, 2018
June 1, 2018

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.

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

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...

May 4, 2018
May 4, 2018

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...

April 27, 2018
April 27, 2018

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...

April 6, 2018
April 6, 2018

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...

February 2, 2018
February 2, 2018

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

December 12, 2017
December 12, 2017

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...

November 10, 2017
November 10, 2017

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.

October 27, 2017
October 27, 2017

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...