23rd National Art Exhibition starts

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1st July, 2019 05:27:36 printer

23rd National Art Exhibition starts

Country’s biggest art exhibition began at the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy(BSA) on Monday (Today) in the capital.

This is the exhibition of 23rd session of the National Art Festival. In the exhibition, 322 artworks will be showcased by 310 artists. After the inauguration programme, the artists will be awarded in different categories.

The best artists will receive TK 2 lakh as prize money. Besides, honorary awards will be given on painting, sculpture, print and new media, whose financial worth is Tk one lakh taka.

This year, 850 artists have applied for the participation in this exhibition. After primary selection, the jury board consisting artist Nasrin Begum, Mostafizul Haque, Sheikh Sadi Bhuiyan, Mohammad Iqbal and Anisuzzaman, have selected 322 works for the exhibition. Of the artworks, 159 paintings, 45 sculptures, 50 prints, 17 crafts, 8 ceramics, 37 establishments and video art and  7 artistry (performance art).

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman had established Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in 1974 in order to continue the glorious development of culture of Bangladesh.

In 1975, Bangldesh Silpakala Academy started National Art exhibition to showcase the contemporary art of the country biannually.

To keep the continuation of that tradition, the BSA organised 23rd session of National Art exhibition which will continue till July 21.

After every two years, the Fine Arts Institute’s Arts section organises exhibitions of national and international exhibitions, including festive exhibition, national sculpture exhibition, biennial Asian art exhibition and national art exhibition.