23rd Young Artists Fine Art Exhibition kicks off at BSA

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The 23rd Young Artists Fine Art Exhibition, one of the flagship art events of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), kicked off at the BSA National Art Gallery in the capital on Wednesday.

The month-long, biennial exhibition, organized by the BSA Fine Arts Department, features 422 works by 356 artists this year.

This year’s edition received a total of 2,034 works of art in 11 categories – paintings, sculptures, print and video illustrations, crafts, pottery crafts, architectural and oriental arts, performance art, photography and arts new media, out of a total of 1,019 artists between the ages of 21 and 35.

Minister of Planning MA Mannan opened the exhibition on Wednesday while Minister of State for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid, Art Critic Professor Nazrul Islam and Art Maestro Dr Farida Zaman, joined as special guests and presented the best artist awards to the recipients.

BSA Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky presided over the ceremony, while BSA Director of Fine Arts Syeda Mahbuba Karim and BSA Secretary Md Asaduzzaman also addressed the ceremony. ‘event.

Participating artists who were named winners of 12 awards in 11 categories and one overall winner of the exhibition, received their respective prizes, certificates and prize checks at the ceremony.

Artists Sajia Rahman Sondha received the title award as the best artist of all mediums in the exhibition, while artists Sujon Mahabub (performance art), Samia Ahmed (installation art), Halima Akter (ceramics), Md Fayez Alam Hasan (painting), Sushmita Mukherjee Misty (sculpture), Rumana Rahman (engraving), Showrab Gosh (oriental art), Mahatab Rashid (graphic design), Rajan Nandi (crafts), Jewel Chakma (art of new media) and Shahedul Islam Sadik (photography) won awards in respective categories.

A unique and specially curated art installation by subject is presented at the 3rd gallery of the National Art Gallery by 10 educational institutions across the country, including University of Dhaka, University of Chittagong, Rajshahi University, University Khulna, National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam University and more. , which is planned and researched by BSA Managing Director Lucky.

The main selection committee consisted of Professor Pranab Mitra Chowdhury, Artist Kamal Pasha Chowdhury, Professor Dr Nihar Ronjon Singha, Artist Shayla Sharmin, Photographer Ashfaque Ahmed and Artist Zihan Karim.

The jury responsible for selecting the best works of art included Professor Abul Barq Alvi, Dr Farida Zaman, artist Siddhartha Talukder, artist Lala Rukh Selim, artist Ziaul Karim and eminent photographer Nasir Ali Mamun.

Since 1975, the Biennale Exhibition has been recognized by art lovers nationwide as a feast and celebration of modern artwork and craftsmanship by artists across the country.

The exhibition will continue until August 25, daily from 11 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. in galleries 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 numbers and the sculpture arena of the National Art Gallery.

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