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Month-long fine arts exhibition begins at Shilpakala Academy

Month-long fine arts exhibition begins at Shilpakala Academy
Local artistes perform dance at the inaugural ceremony of the 23rd edition of the Young Artists Fine Arts Exhibition at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday evening.

The 23rd edition of the Young Artists Fine Arts Exhibition began at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital on Wednesday. The inaugural ceremony of the month-long exhibition was held at the National Art Gallery Auditorium of the academy at 07:00pm.

Planning Minister M A Mannan  inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest while State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, art critic Professor Nazrul Islam and artist Dr. Farida Zaman attended the occasion as the special guests with BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky in the chair.

Director of Fine Arts of BSA Syeda Mahbuba Karim delivered the inaugural speech while BSA Secretary Md. Asaduzzaman welcomed to all for being present on the occasion.  

A total of 422 artworks by 356 artists are being showcased at the exhibition. The artworks are selected from 2038 submissions of paintings, sculptures, print illustrations, craft-works, pottery-crafts, architectural and video arts, performance art pieces and new media arts from a total of 1019 applicants.

A total of 12 artists (11 categories and one grand award winner) received awards, certificates and prize money at the inaugural ceremony. Taka 1 lakh, 1 medal, 1 crest, certificate and a catalog were given to the winner of the best prize in all categories. While 50,000 taka, 1 crest, certificate and catalog were given to each winner. 

There was also a cultural programme. BSA artistes performed the combined dance ‘Manobotar Jononi’ planned by Liaquat Ali Lucky and directed by Saiful Islam Ivan.

After the discussion, two dances on the poems ‘Sundorer Atandra Prahri’ and ‘Bidrohi’ were performed.

The art exhibition will continue till August 25, every day from 11:00am to 06:00pm at Gallery No 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and the sculpture arena at the National Art Gallery of BSA.