The Embassy of Japan on Friday evening inaugurated an exhibition of the master artist Mohammad Kibria, titled "Kibria-A Retrospective" at the newly annexed building of the embassy, marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bangladesh.
The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the Society for Promotion of Bangladesh Art (SPBA) and the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation.
State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid was the chief guest at the opening session, while Prime Minister’s Adviser Salman F. Rahman joined the celebration as a guest of honour.
Ambassador ITO Naoki made the opening remark, while SPBA Chairman Anjan Choudhury and Syed Durjoy Rahman of the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation also spoke on the occasion.
Kibria received a scholarship from the Government of Japan to study at the Tokyo University of the Arts from 1959 to 1962.
Kibria was greatly influenced by Japanese aesthetics reflecting simplicity during his years in Japan, learning from Japanese artists.
The exhibition is only open to invited guests until November 20.