Gallery Cosmos to lift curtain on The Black Story

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:44, Feb 24,2021


Gallery Cosmos will lift the curtain on an online exhibition titled The Black Story today, said a press release.

The Black Story will be held from February 25 to March 25. Viewers will be able to watch the exhibition on www.theblackstory.com.

The exhibition will feature works by artists namely Alakesh Ghosh, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Bishwajit Goswami and Sourav Chowdhury.

The exhibition will explore the intolerable injustices and generational trauma experienced by black communities. With the intent to examine, expose, and embrace our historical ties, this interactive exhibition delves into the interactions between the historical Black and South Asian communities, said the press release.

The Black Story has been conceived and curated by executive director of Gallery Cosmos Nahar Khan, who will inaugurate it on Thursday at 9:00 pm BST on www.facebook.com/unbnewsroom.

Human rights activist Khushi Kabir and Nigerian American visual artist

Osi Audu will be present as guests at the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition.

‘Although the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the opening of the exhibition, its cross disciplinary approach that encompasses the art, sound, sculpture, video, photography, live talk shows, performances, poetry and music will make this event a unique initiative by Gallery Cosmos, conceived and curated by Nahar Khan. Cosmos Foundation is delighted to support The Black Story,’ said Enayetullah Khan, chairman of Cosmos Foundation.

The inaugural programme will be broadcast live on Gallery Cosmos and UNB’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GalleryCosmos and https://www.facebook.com/unbnewsroom.

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