Colours of Bangladesh

first_imgThe loving bond that India and Bangladesh share is no secret to the world. Even though they are separated by a geographical border, India, especially West Bengal, shares a deep bond with Bangladesh.The Art Acre foundation organised for an art workshop recently, where 10 eminent artists from Bangladesh arrived at Arts Acre and created artworks along with 6 eminent artists who had sent their works as they could not be present in person. The contribution of Bangladeshi artists in the development of Bengal Modern Art as a whole is very significant. Along with Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose and others, artists like Zainul Abedin and Quamrul Hassan can be considered pioneers of the Bengal Contemporary Art Movement.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Arts Acre Museum of Bengal Modern Art is the largest museum dedicated to modern Bangla art. The museum hopes to devote a permanent gallery to the works of eminent artists from Bangladesh. Arts Acre believes that it would be a great opportunity and platform for artists from Bangladesh to showcase and express their work in the City of Joy as well as the country. While, it will add an extra dimension to an already well stocked museum, it also hopes to add a new perspective and enable access to a previously untapped source of art. The works were displayed in a special ‘Bangladesh Gallery’ in the museum.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe artists who participated were- Farida Zaman, Monirul Islam, Rafiqun Nabi, Samarjit Roy Choudhury, Ranjit Das, Syed Abul Barq Alvi, Shahid Kabir, Sheikh Afzal and Syed Jahangir and others are Mansur-Ul- Karim, Mohammad Eunus, Mahmud-Ul- Haque. In addition to the workshop, every evening during the festival, cultural programs were organised, where well known performers, both from Bangladesh and Kolkata enthralled everyone with their performances.  The vocal artists from Bangladesh who performed at the event were Subir Nandi, Rumana Islam Khan, Suchitra Rani Sutradhar, Shemonti Monjari, Rocsana Akter Rupsa and Nishita Barua. Choreographer Sudarshan from Kolkata presented his Modern Dance piece ‘Imagining Images’, while singer Iman Chakraborty mesmerised the audience with her electric performance.  On the evening of June 3, the special ‘Bangladesh Gallery’ was inaugurated by Asaduzzaman Noor, Minister of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, in the presence of Ganesh Haloi, Bibhash Chakraborty, Gautam Deb, Minister of Tourism, Govt. of West Bengal, Bratya Basu, Minister of Information and Technology, Govt. of West Bengal and many other eminent personalities from across the city.The new ‘Bangladesh Gallery’ was lauded for its beautiful artwork the impressive infrastructure of the Arts  Acre Foundation.last_img

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