Group show glorifies nature, human emotions

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:47, Mar 05,2018


Artist Bishwajit Goswami briefs on a displayed painting at at Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts in North Badda.

A group show featuring 58 artworks made by ten up and coming artists is underway at Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts in North Badda.

Titled ‘Immensity’ the exhibition features diverse artworks in different mediums like watercolour, pencil on paper, colour etching and acquaint, oil and acrylic on canvas and others.

The displayed artworks depicting nature, struggles of women, impact of urbanization on nature, people’s hopes and dreams and others were produced as part of a 4-day residency art camp organised to pay tribute to Abinta Kabir who was killed during the Holey Artisan Bakery attack on July 1, 2016.

The participating artists spent four days at Fasiakhali range of Lama in Bandarban district and made the artworks after returning from Bandarban at an open studio art practice session held on the premises of Abinta Gallery of Fine Arts.

Chobbi Zulfiqure, a researcher at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, depicts human emotions through her performative installation video titled ‘Chobbi’. The video shows a person sitting in a chair in an enclosed space for four hours.

Prosun Haider, who is studying MFA at the department of painting and drawing of Dhaka University, in his work, depicts abstract ideas based on love, beauty, agony and care through different stages of a woman’s life.

Auntora Mehrukh Azad who is also from same department has explored the connection between nature and man in her installation work comprising a photograph and its painting.

Italian Ambassador to Bangladesh Mario Palma was present as the chief guest at the inauguration programme of the exhibition. 

The group show, which began from February 24, will remain open till March 10.

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