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4 September, 2019 08:47:32 AM

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Group art show ‘Symphony’ underway at AFD

DL DESK, Dhaka
Group art show ‘Symphony’ underway at AFD
Guests visit the gallery after inauguration. Photo courtesy : afd

The group art exhibition titled ‘Symphony’ is currently underway at the La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition held on the gallery premises on Monday.

Professor Biman Bihari Das, Chairman, All India Art and Craft Society (AIFACS) attended the opening ceremony as the chief guest, while Professor Nazrul Islam, Academic and art writer was also present at the event as the special guest.

‘Symphony’ is an exhibition which emanates from a get-together of artists from India and Bangladesh.

Many of the artworks thus express folk themes and traditions of India and Bangladesh. Notably Professor Biman Bihari Das—who was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian honours—will exhibit his bronze and marble sculptures as well as acrylic paintings. Nurun Nahar Papa will present her work as fusion of oriental style and modern design forms. Elham Huq Khuku particularly follow the culture and social aspects of Bangladesh.

Zebun Nahar Nayeem applies the motifs as symbol of society and enjoy realistic, semi realistic and abstract work. Subrata Ghosh looks back towards the grand tradition of painting and sculpture of classical era. Joydeb Bala’s work is known for painting in the Indian style, most works are modern both in theme and in execution. Simran Kawaljit Singh Lamba’s mixed media works use dry pastel, molten wires and molten coal tar. Nishi Sharma expresses her deep personal and transformative experiences of this living world directly onto her subject in an abstract form.

The participating artists from India are Professor Biman Bihari Das, Joydeb Bala, Nishi Sharma, Simran Kawaljit Singh Lamba, and Subrata Ghosh, while the artists from Bangladesh are Nurun Nahar Papa, Elham Huq Khuku, and Zebun Nahar Nayeem.

The exhibition will remain open to all until September 7 and can be visited according to the following schedule: Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 9am to12noon as well as 5pm to 8pm (closed on Sunday).

AFD: 26 Mirpur Road, Dhanmondi

BK

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