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    Bangabandhu Youth Art Competition begins tomorrow online

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:52pm on June 15, 2021

    Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020-21 ‘Bangabandhu Youth Art Competition’ will commence online from June 17. The month-long virtual exhibition will feature 100 selected works in...

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    Greek ‘neo-muralist’ draws on mythology to depict pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Nicosia | Updated at 11:06pm on June 13, 2021

    An Athenian ‘neo-muralist’ is blending Greek mythology and Byzantine iconography with graffiti and street art to depict how the coronavirus has forced people the world...

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    18 artistes, 2 orgs to receive Shilpakala Padak 2019, 2020

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 11:04pm on June 13, 2021

    Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy announced the names of 20 recipients for its prestigious Shilpakala Padak 2019 and 2020 Saturday. Eighteen cultural luminaries and two cultural organisations...

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    Croatian museum goes global

    Agence France-Presse . Zagreb | Updated at 11:45pm on June 12, 2021

    Seeing your own head on a platter or posing for a photo while walking on the ceiling -- absurd images served up by a Croatian...

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    Cultural activists for inclusion of SSJ’s nine-point demand in nat’l budget

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:56pm on June 11, 2021

    A total of 101 cultural activists in a statement on Thursday demanded the inclusion of the nine-point demand placed by the Sammilita Sangskritik Jote in...

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    Famed ‘Tank Man’ photo vanishes from Bing search engine

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:42pm on June 05, 2021

    Searches for the famous Tiananmen Square ‘Tank Man’ protest photo came up empty on Microsoft search engine Bing on Friday, raising censorship concerns on the...

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    China’s Ai Weiwei unveils art exhibit in adoptive Portugal

    Agence France-Presse . Lisbon | Updated at 11:40pm on June 05, 2021

    Exiled Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei says the coronavirus pandemic, rather than slow him down, has spurred him on, as he prepares to open an exhibition...

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    Azam Khan’s 10th death anniversary today

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:42pm on June 04, 2021

    Today is the tenth anniversary of death of the pop legend Mahbubul Haque Khan, popularly known as Azam Khan. Born on February 28, 1950, Azam...

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    Copyright Office opens door to cultural organisations

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:40pm on June 04, 2021

    Different cultural organisations, including music troupes, recitation troupes, dance organisations, literary organisations and theatre troupes will be able to officially register with Bangladesh Copyright Office...

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    Poor allocation for culture frustrates activists

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 11:22pm on June 03, 2021

    Cultural activists on Thursday expressed their frustration over the budgetary allocation for the ministry of cultural affairs for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Finance minister AHM...

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