Int’l sculpture exhibition underway in Chittagong

Sarwar Kamal, Chittagong | Published: 17:59, Jan 31,2018 | Updated: 18:43, Jan 31,2018


Sculptures on display at Chittagong University’s fine arts faculty.

Fifty four sculptors are displaying their works at a weeklong group show underway at two venues in Chittagong.

The show, which is part of a global event titled ‘start ‘18 – the International Celebration of Contemporary Sculpture’, is being held at 97 venues in 21 countries including Bangladesh by Germany-based organisation Sculpture Network.

Chittagong University vice chancellor professor Dr Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury inaugurated the exhibition at a programme held at CU fine arts institute on Sunday.

CU arts faculty dean professor Mohammad Sekander Chowdhury, Alliance Francaise de Chittagong director Dr Selvam Thorez, Bangladesh venue coordinator of the exhibition and associate professor of CU fine arts institute Pranab Mitra and CU fine arts institute director Shaela Sharmin, among others, were present at the inauguration programme.

The exhibition, which is being organised worldwide, aims to support, encourage and promote exchange of ideas among sculptors across the world, said Pranab Mitra.

At the exhibition local artists can display their works, exchange views, make valuable contacts and interact with an international community at the same time, said Dr Selvam Theroz.

Local artists from Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna and Rajshahi are displaying 55 sculptures at two venues including Chittagong University Institute of Fine Arts and Alliance Francaise de Chittagong Gallery.

Artist Sameena M Karim is displaying her sculpture titled ‘Entwined form of two hearts’, which portrays bond between lovers, at Alliance Francaise de Chittagong.

The sculpture titled ‘Reflection of decadence’ displayed at CU fine arts institute has been made by Purnima Shil, Sohagi Jahan Tonu, Jakia Sultana Rupa and Khadija Akter.

Besides, a sculpture titled ‘Tree’ by late Ekushey Padak winning sculptor Syed Abdulla Khalid, who passed away on May 20, 2017, is also being displayed at CU fine arts institute.

The exhibition also features various sculptures like Intruder-3 by Pranab Mirta Chowdhury, Desire by Sameena M Karim, Story of wood by Uttam Kumar Talukder, Time’s Disillusion by Joyashis Acharjee, Disorder of Addiction by Jewel Chakma, Presence of Invention by Alok Kumar Sarker, Destination of Life by Bilash Mondal, Wounded Bird by Jahur Kumar Sinha, Dual Entity by Sukanta Chowdhury, The Last Journey by Kazal Deb Nath, Boat-18 by Asim Kumar Roy, The World Tower of Refugee by Md Atiqul Islam, Shelter by Jaber Ahmed Chowdhury and others.

The exhibition will remain open till February 4.

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