A two-week long group exhibition of contemporary prints by ‘Multiple Encounters’ (a group of Indian printmakers) featuring sixty-five art works of the artists is going on at National Art Gallery, BSA. The exhibition, which actually aims at donating all the artworks to the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, was inaugurated by HT Imam, political adviser to the Prime Minister with Adwaita Charan Gadanayak, director general of National Gallery of Modern Art of India, and renowned artist Monirul Islam in attendance on December 25, 2017. Muniruzzaman, director of the Department of Fine Arts, BSA, delivered welcome speech while Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of BSA, presided over the ceremony.
It is mentionable that printmaking is a new-fangled form of art of producing images, usually on papers and occasionally on fabric, parchment, plastic, or other support, by applying various techniques of multiplication. It has been proved as a versatile medium of art and can serve as a common ground for the artists and the photographers.The group of Indian artists `Multiple Encounters’ started their journey in 2004 and their present exhibition arranged in Bangladesh obviously manifests as well as strengthens the tie among the artists of the countries of this subcontinent. Ananda Moy Banerjee, Dttatarya Apte, Kavita Nayar, Moti Zharotia and Sushanta Guha have curated the exhibition.
The famous Indian artists who have participated and donated their artworks to our National Art Gallery include Anupam Sud, Arpana Caur, Sarojpal Gogi, Jai Zharotia, Jyoti Bhatt, Paramjeet Singh, Rini Dhumal, Sanat Kar, Somnath Hore, Ved Nayar, Walter D. Souza, Yusuf, Shukla Sawant, Paaula Sengupta, Kavita Nayar and Kanchan Chander.
“I’m really delighted that they are taking part in the print exhibition and donating one work each to establish a permanent section of Indian print art at our National Art Gallery. At this gracious occasion I remember and express my gratitude to our pioneer and master printmakers Shafiuddin Ahmed and Mohammad Kibria. And this exhibition will certainly build a bridge among Indian and Bangladeshi artists, and art lovers”, said Liaquat Ali Lucky about the programme.
The exhibition will close on January 06, 2018.