Group exhibition features thought-provoking works

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Nov 16,2019


A visitor looks at a sculpture at Zainul Gallery of Dhaka University. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Thirty three students of the sculpture department of Dhaka University are displaying thought-provoking works designed to send one’s mind soaring at a six-day group show under way at Zainul Gallery of fine arts faculty.

The exhibition, titled ‘Annual Art Exhibition 2019’ features a total of 50 works.

Pro vice-chancellor of Dhaka University professor Dr Muhammad Samad inaugurated the exhibition as chief guest on Thursday.

Dean of fine arts faculty professor Nisar Hossain, acting dean of the faculty professor Shishir Kumar Bhattacharya and sculptor Mujibur Rahman were present as special guests. A A M Kaoser Hassan is the convener of the exhibition.

Chairman of sculpture department Mukul Kumar Barai presided over the programme while professor Lala Rukh Selim delivered the welcome speech.

Five students were awarded in five categories on the opening day of the exhibition.

Nayan Datta, Achinta Saha Roy, Sushmita Mukharjee Mishti, Gobinda Paul and Tutul Roy respectively received Niriksha Mulak Sreshtho Puraskar, Madhyam Sreshtho Puraskar, Bhaskar Novera Ahmed Smriti Puraskar, Adhyapak Abdur Razzak Smriti Puraskar and Shilpi Anwar Jahan Smriti Puraskar.

Dr Muhammad Samad distributed crests and certificates among the winners.

The show displays artworks of different mediums and themes. For example, there are oriental figure paintings, terracotta, scroll paintings, wood, metal and mixed media sculptures, prints in different mediums and others.

Between two installations of Tutul Roy, the model of mosquito is notable which is made of iron. Among the human shaped sculptures ‘Seated Figure’ by Amiya Sharkar Das and ‘Portrait’ by Debbroto Biswas deserve kudos. Maliha Akter has displayed her model titled ‘Net’ which is a mixed media work. Nabila Tabassum has displayed a vibrant canvas where she has painted an owl with poster colour. Another installation work titled ‘Frsetion’, created by Shasshati Mondal, is made of plastic glasses and newspapers. The top half of the work, that contains black butterflies made with paper, has been kept suspended in mid-air.

The exhibition will continue till November 19.

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