Group show highlighting Mujib begins

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 19:09, Aug 13,2018 | Updated: 19:14, Aug 13,2018


Shahabuddin Ahmed speaks at the opening ceremony of an art exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.

A group show displaying paintings on the founding president of the country Sheikh Mujibur Rahman created by renowned and young artists is underway at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Shilpakala Academy has organised the show as part of its month-long programmes marking the National Mourning Day, which will be observed tomorrow. The show displays a total of 107 paintings by artists like Hashem Khan, Samarjit Roy Choudhury, Monirul Islam, Farida Zaman, Jamal Ahmed, Abdul Mannan, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Rokeya Sultana and others.

Internationally-acclaimed Bangladeshi artist Shahabuddin Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition on Sunday. Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor attended the inauguration ceremony as the chief guest. Besides, cultural affairs secretary Md Nasiruddin Ahmed and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky were also present at the inauguration programme.

The paintings displayed at the show have been painted by artists at two art camps held by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on March 7 and August 9.

On March 7, 47 artists painted the same number of works at an art camp titled ‘7 March-er Bhashan: Bangaleer Swadhinatar Milefalak’, while 50 artists produced 50 paintings at the second art camp titled ‘Bangabandhu O Swapner Bangladesh’ on August 9.

Most of the displayed works are portrait paintings of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. A number of displayed artworks also show Mujib surrounded by greenery.

All the 107 paintings will be preserved in the archive of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The show will remain open for all till Friday.

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