Miscellany

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    Kali Das Karmakar: Between magic and memories

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 12, 2019

    As an artist Kali Das Karmakar has developed a unique trajectory defying conventions. Overturning the idea of ‘purist painting’, his symbol-laden etchings and paintings once...

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    British Museum announces return of looted Iraqi and Afghan artefacts

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    Looted ancient artefacts from Iraq and Afghanistan seized in Britain will be returned to their country of origin after appraisal by the British Museum, the...

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    Artists Quamrul, Sultan, Qayyum remembered

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on July 10, 2019

    Three modern art pioneers Quamrul Hassan, SM Sultan and Qayyum Chowdhury were remembered through a commemorative programme held at National Art Gallery auditorium of Bangladesh...

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    Travelling fair of books on independence war at DU

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:54pm on July 07, 2019

    A mobile book fair on books on the war of independence is being held at Dhaka University on Sunday. Shraban Prakashani and online portal on...

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    Dieudonne given two-year sentence for tax fraud

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

    French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, generally known by his stage name Dieudonné, a convicted anti-Semite whose shows the government once tried to shut down, was...

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    Galleri Kaya celebrates 15th founding anniv

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

    Galleri Kaya has organised a group show featuring diverse artworks by seasoned and young artists to celebrate its 15th founding anniversary. The gallery in Uttara...

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    Tutankhamun relic sells for $6 m in London despite Egyptian outcry

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on July 06, 2019

    A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian ‘Boy King’ Tutankhamun was auctioned off for $6 million Thursday in London despite a fierce outcry from Cairo.Christie’s auction...

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    10-day reminisce prog ends at Shilpakala

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on July 06, 2019

    The 10-day reminisce programme by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy titled ‘Smriti Shatta Bhabishyat’ ended on Thursday.The concluding day of the event featured commemorative programmes on filmmaker...

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    Guillermo Mordillo dies aged 86

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on July 02, 2019

    Argentinian cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo, known for drawing characters with bulbous noses, has died in Spain aged 86, his representatives said Monday. Mordillo’s work appeared in...

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    Tutankhamun sculpture’s London auction sparks Egyptian outcry

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on July 02, 2019

    A 3,000-year-old head sculpture of an eternally-young Tutankhamun -- the Egyptian pharaoh known as King Tut -- goes under the hammer this week in London...

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