The month-long fourth national sculpture exhibition featuring 117 sculptures and installations by 98 sculptors ended on Thursday through an open discussion held at National Art Gallery Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Participating sculptors and seasoned artistes demanded that the national sculpture exhibition, which Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy has been organising irregularly until now, should be organised regularly.
Director general of BSA Liaquat Ali Lucky promised that the sculpture exhibition will be organised as Biennale in future.
To note, the first national sculpture exhibition was held in 1976, the second in 1982 and the third in 2014.
‘We are very eager to organise the national sculpture exhibition regularly to promote sculptors and sculptures’, said Liaquat Ali Lucky.
The open discussion was attended by sculptor Hamiduzzaman, Lalarukh Selim, Mujibur Rahman, art-critic Mainuddin Khaled and sculptor Nasimul Khabir.
Nasimul Khabir, who was a member of selection committee of the national sculpture exhibition, presented the key-note speech at the programme.
Khabir, in his speech, analysed the fourth national sculpture exhibition and talked on contemporary sculpture practices.
‘A total of 187 sculptors from across the country submitted 382 sculptures and installations, among which 117 sculptures and installations by 98 sculptors were selected for display’, said Khabir.
Five sculptors were awarded for their works in two categories at the inauguration ceremony of the exhibition on May 9.
Sculptor Khokan Chandra Sarkar received the National Sculpture Award 2018 for his mixed media sculpture titled ‘Behind My Trust-9’. Four other sculptors-Palash Saha, Kazi Salahuddin Ahmed, Alok Kumar Sarkar and Shimul Datta-received honourable mention awards for their sculptures.
Besides the selected works, 15 sculptures by eminent sculptors of the country like Abdur Razzaque, Anwar Jahan, Nitun Kundu, Syed Abdullah Khalid, Ferdousi Priyovashini, Shamim Sikder, Hamiduzzaman Khan, Alok Roy, Mahbubur Rahman and others were also displayed at the show.
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