Group show promotes social norms

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Sep 09,2019


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

A three-day group show aiming to promote social norms among younger generation is under way at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The event features artworks and photographs by students of media studies and journalism department of University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh addressing a wide range of public health topics including tobacco use, driving under the influence prevention, seat belt use, sexual assault prevention and others.

The exhibition titled ‘The Social Norms Theory’ features around 70 photographs and posters, 24 masks, 7 installations along with video art and animated films.

Thespian Tropa Majumder inaugurated the event as the chief guest on Saturday at the auditorium of National Art Plaza of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

‘The artworks and photographs displayed at the exhibition are amazing. The students have done a wonderful job,’ said Tropa Majumder.

Head of media studies and journalism department Professor Jude William Genilo, faculty and advisor Md Aminul Islam and other faculty members were also present at inaugural programme.

Students studying different courses like Business Beat Reporting 2, Advertising, Mass Communication, Principals of Public Relations and others are participating in the event.

Eight students have displayed an installation work titled ‘Solve Rather

Than Softening’ which portrays the recent dengue outbreak.

The work comprises of a mosquito net with some dirt inside while a mannequin holding a fogger machine is standing next to the net.

It portrays the importance of keeping our homes clean for combatting dengue menace.

A displayed poster titled ‘Longing’, which has been produced by five students, depicts a pregnant woman speaking to her unborn child.

Three students have displayed a mask showing a girl’s face placed on a broken mirror. The work titled ‘Discrimination of Skin Colour in Rural Areas’ depicts violence against women in rural areas.

The exhibition will end today. It has been dedicated to late journalist and adjunct faculty of ULAB Muhammad Jahangir. 

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