The 22nd edition of the Young Artists Fine Arts Exhibition Biennale opened on Monday at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).
Chaired by BSA CEO Liaquat Ali Lucky on the Internet, the groundbreaking ceremony was virtually joined by Minister of Road Transport and Bridges and Secretary General of the Awami League, Obaidul Quader, as the main guest. .
Minister of State for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Cultural Affairs Md Abdul Mannan Ilias, renowned artist Sahid Kabir and Director of Fine Arts of BSA Syeda Mahbuba Karim also joined the inauguration, spoke at the event and presented the awards to the recipients.
The month-long exhibition features 368 works of art by 337 artists, selected from a total of 519 applicants and their 1,350 submissions of paintings, sculptures, printed illustrations, works of art, pottery, architectural and video arts, performance art and new media arts.
In addition, a unique and specially curated art installation is presented at the 3rd gallery of the National Art Gallery by 12 fine arts institutions nationwide including Dhaka University, Chittagong University, Rajshahi University, the Khulna University, the National University of the poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. and more, which is planned and researched by BSA DG Lucky.
The main selection committee includes notable artists like Ivy Zaman, Dr Rashid Amin, Dulal Chandra Gain, Harunur Rashid Tutul, Shaon Akand and photographer Mofizul Islam.
The final selection committee to select the best works of art included artist Naima Haque, Dr Md Iqbal, Mostafa Zaman Mithu, Anisuzzaman and eminent photographer Nasir Ali Mamun.
The participating artists who were nominated as winners of a total of 12 awards in 11 categories and one grand winner of the exhibition, received their respective prizes, certificates and prizes at the ceremony.
Artists Soma Surovi Jannat received the title of best artist in the exhibition, while artists Md Tariqul Islam (paintings), Mozahidur Rahman Sarkar (sculptures), Md Rafiqul Islam (printed illustrations), Sanjay Kumar Pramanik (oriental arts) , Imran Hasan (graphic design), Tanvir Hossaim Rhythm (pottery arts), Rubaiyat-E-Sharmin (craft arts), Md Fazlul Haque (new media, video arts), Kuntal Baroi (architectural arts), Naim Hossain (arts of performance) and Mohsin Kabir (photographic arts) won awards in the respective categories.
Launched as a biennial in 1975, the exhibition has been recognized by art lovers across the country as a feast and celebration of modern works of art and crafts by artists from across the country.
The 22nd edition of Young Artists Fine Arts Exhibition will continue from November 30 to December 29, daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Gallery 1, 3, 5, 6 and the Sculpture Arena of the National Art Gallery.