Group art show features diverse issues

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Mar 15,2019


Visitors look at displayed artworks at the exhibition. — Abdullah Apu

An eight-day group art exhibition featuring diverse issues is drawing a huge crowd to Zainul Gallery of Faculty of Fine Arts of Dhaka University.
The exhibition has been jointly organised by DU fine arts faculty and Zainul Gallery where all the participants were from the 79th batch and most of them have been working as artists in different press and electronic media.
A total of 41 artworks by 23 artists have been displayed in the exhibition addressing issues like save Sundarbans, air and water pollution, women and others.
The artworks have been created in different mediums like oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas and others.
Noted artist Rafiqun Nabi inaugurated the exhibition on March 8 while freedom fighter- artist professor Syed Abul Barq Alvi and faculty of fine arts dean Nisar Hossain were present as special guests at the inaugural ceremony.
Artist Afrozaa Jamil Konka’s artwork, titled ‘Sundarban Bachao’, an acrylic on canvas work, depicts how Sundarbans is steadily losing its greenery.
Akm Mizanur Rahaman’s artwork, titled ‘FISH’, a mix media work, portrays how rapid industralisation is having an impact on biodiversity. Ashok Karmaker’s artwork, titled ‘World of Soil 4 Clay and Turmeric’, shows a man playing flute holding a dog in his arms.
Sayma Akter’s artwork, titled ‘Teen Konya’, shows three girls dancing under a tree while two are standing and another one is resting on the ground.
Zahid Mustafa’s artwork, titled ‘Spring’, shows an abstract rainbow that metaphorically represents festive mood of spring.
‘This is the second group show organised by the 79th batch. The show addresses contemporary issues, environmental pollution and more,’ Zahid Mustafa, member secretary of the batch group, told New Age.
The show will end on March 15.

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