‘INK Bangladesh 2020’ at EKM Centre

Culture Desk

26 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

‘INK Bangladesh 2020’ at EKM Centre

A group art exhibition titled ‘Ink Bangladesh 2020 Art Exhibition’ is underway at Edward M. Kennedy (EMK) Centre in the capital’s Dhanmondi area.  

The exhibition is an initiative to showcase the artworks of Bangladeshi young and aspiring artists who produced brilliant artworks in support of the global art movement Inktober in the month of October with simple paper and pens.

EMK Center received more than 500 artworks from artists from five countries including, Bangladesh, through an open call. A total of 172 individual artists submitted their artworks and through a rigorous evaluation process by independent artists, 100 artworks of 59 artists were selected for the exhibition. Individuals from India, Germany and the US have been participating in the exhibition.

EMK Center has been organising the yearly exhibition since 2018 celebrating the movement created by artist James Parker in 2009. However, this year due to the pandemic, EMK Center  organised this exhibition using Kunstmatrix, a unique tool that enables artists and exhibition organisers to create beautiful 3D showcases of artworks to impress art lovers and collectors. It helps to digitally present and manage art, including an augmented reality app to show a preview of the work in any space of preference.

The exhibition was inaugurated virtually on November 18. EMK Centre’s Acting Director Asif Uddin Ahmed, Dhaka University Fine Arts Faculty’s Assistant Professor Bishwajit Goswami, Chittagong University’s Institute of Fine Arts’ Assistant Professor Subrata Das, artist and founder of iCan Foundation Ayreen Khan and US Embassy, Dhaka’s Senior Programme Advisor at Faroha Suhrawardy, were, among others attended the programme. 

Viewers can enjoy the exhibition by visiting EMK Center’s website till December 1.