Group show celebrates Bangladesh-China friendship

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


Two artworks from the exhibition. — Sourav Lasker

Upcoming Bangladeshi artists and photographers have displayed diverse-themed artworks celebrating Bangladesh-China friendship at a group show under way at National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The exhibition has been jointly organised by Chinese Embassy in Dhaka, China Media Group, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Bangladesh-China Friendship Centre, Overseas Chinese Association in Bangladesh and Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh marking 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

Education minister Dipu Moni inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on September 29, while state minister for cultural affairs KM Khalid, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy director general Liaquat Ali Lucky and others were present as special guests at the event.

The paintings have been done in acrylic, oil, mixed media and others.

To mention a few works, Tasmia Alam’s mixed media painting titled ‘China-Bangladesh Friendship’ shows Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese president Xi Jinping shaking hands. The background shows the maps of China and Bangladesh along with the joint development projects.

Md Ariful Islam’s acrylic painting titled ‘Relationships’ shows Chinese leader Sun Yat-sen and Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman holding a candle. The national flags of both countries are wrapped around their hands.

Prosun Halder’s acrylic painting shows two national animals of the two countries - Royal Bengal tiger of Bangladesh and giant panda of China- while the national flags of two countries can be seen in the background.

Animes Kumar Roy’s untitled acrylic painting portrays a beautiful young Chinese girl.

Simran Saif’s oil painting titled ‘Green’ shows the scenic beauty of rural Bengal.

Besides, 100 children’s art paintings, selected from thousands of artworks, describe the image of China and Bangladesh-China friendship through the childlike brushstrokes of Bangladeshi teenagers.

The photographs display the unique local customs and charming scenery of Bangladesh.

The exhibition will end today.

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