Thursday, 23 September, 2021

Works of 13 global artists showcased at ‘Femininity is for Love’

Works of 13 global artists showcased at ‘Femininity is for Love’

To celebrate the glory of femininity, Begum Gallery is hosting a virtual reality exhibition titled ‘Femininity is for Love,’ featuring 13 renowned international artists, throughout August, reports UNB.

The online exhibition has been dedicated to revered Islamic Sufi preachers Hazrat Boropir Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani (RA) and Hazrat Deewan Khwaja Ghareeb Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti (RA), according to artist Shaila Simi Nur, managing director of Begum Gallery.

About this special exhibition, she said, “Instead of loving women and respecting femininity, today’s society and communities are using women as commodities. Let’s change the attitude towards females and femininity, which is our motto behind the exhibition. Femininity is a tree that keeps everyone under the shade of love, and it has become a mountain that holds the stability of today’s world.” “In this event, we are also remembering Hazrat Ahmed Shafi Maqsood (RA) and Mother Taslima Begum (RA),” Shaila added.

While introducing the participant artists, she said, “We’ve Bishwajit Goswami, a famous Bangladeshi artist and educator. He is an assistant professor at the drawing and painting department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka and also a visiting faculty at the architecture department of both BUET and Brac University. Two of his artworks are now on display: Kingdom of women 1 and 2," she said.

Polish artist Olga Zehaf's artworks are also being showcased at the exhibition.

Iranian artist Zahra Hamze and Pakistani artist Imran Zaib's artworks are also being displayed at the exhibition, showcasing a unique and predominant representation of femininity from their works.

Besides the international artists, the exhibition is featuring paintings of several renowned Bangladeshi artists, including Samar Majumder, Jamil Akbar Shamim, Maidul Islam Khan, Tania Sultana Bristy, Sadia Sultana Rana, Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohim, Sohel Pranon, and Shaila Nur Simi, alongside photographer Kallol Karmakar's photographic works.

Art enthusiasts can enjoy this virtual reality exhibition till August 30.