Echoing solidarity with the global ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement against racial injustices, a month-long art exhibition ‘The Black Story’, was launched virtually by Gallery Cosmos on Thursday, reports UNB.
Executive Director of Gallery Cosmos Nahar Khan inaugurated the event on the Facebook page of Gallery Cosmos and UNB. Hosted by Nabila Rahman, the inauguration was also joined by eminent Bangladeshi social activist, feminist, and environmentalist Khushi Kabir, and Nigerian American visual artist Osi Audu.Featuring a powerful combination of artistic expression from five prominent Bangladeshi visual artists Alakesh Ghosh, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Bishwajit Goswami and Sourav Chowdhury, and a series of intellectual interventions with global art-enthusiasts and specialists - the exhibition is aiming to explore the intolerable injustices and generational trauma experienced by black communities.
This interactive exhibition delves into the interactions between the historic Black and South Asian communities, harmonising the motif to examine, expose, and embrace the historical and ancestral ties of people in this region, the organisers emphasised at the inauguration of this month-long exhibition.
In partnership with Cosmos-Atelier71, ‘The Black Story’ is supported by Cosmos Foundation while UNB is the media partner.
The month-long virtual exhibition will be continued till March 25, 2021, on the official website of the exhibition on www.theblackstory.com, as well as through the social media pages of the Gallery and UNB.