Bengal Foundation to host two month long modern art exhibition

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Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das will be the chief guest and Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Dean Professor Nisar Hossain will be the special guest at the event

Bengal Foundation, a Bangladeshi non-profit organization dedicated to enrich and showcase Bangla culture to the world, will host a two-month-long modern art exhibition in Dhaka. The event, titled, Breaking Ground: Modern Art in Transition, will be inaugurated at the Bengal Shilpalay in Dhanmondi, Dhaka on Tuesday.

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das will be the chief guest and Dhaka University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Dean Professor Nisar Hossain will be the special guest at the event.

Breaking Ground is a project of the Bengal Arts Programme which explores the artistic languages of the region drawing inspiration from the collection of the foundation’s chairman Abul Khair. They have selected an array of works from the collection, and included influential modernist forerunners from the 1930s onwards. 

The exhibits aim to introduce the aesthetic leanings of early practices which led to the wave of modernism in art in Bengal.

Artworks of renowned artists including Aminul Islam, Gaganendranath Tagore, Jamini Roy, Kazi Abdul Baset, Mohammad Kibria, Murtaja Baseer, Qayyum Chowdhury, Quamrul Hassan, Ramkinkar Baij, Rashid Choudhury, Safiuddin Ahmed, S M Sultan, and Zainul Abedin will be featured in the exhibition. 

More updates and information about the exhibition can be found on Bengal Foundation’s official website and Facebook fan page