End of the 23rd Young Artists Fine Arts Exhibition

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The 23rd edition of the Young Artists Fine Art Exhibition wrapped up at the Bangladesh National Art Gallery Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Saturday.

Known as one of BSA’s signature art events, the month-long, biennial exhibition is organized by the BSA Fine Arts Department. It presented 422 works by 356 artists this year.

Since 1975, the biennial exhibition has been recognized by art lovers across the country as a feast and celebration of modern artwork and craftsmanship.

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The year’s exhibition, originally scheduled to run until August 25, has been extended due to public demand.

Legendary painter and art maestro Mustafa Monwar joined the closing ceremony as the main guest. Artist Zahid Mustafa presented a review of works by young artists.

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

A unique and specially curated art installation by subject was presented by 10 fine arts institutions across the country, including Dhaka University, Chittagong University, Rajshahi University, Khulna University and National University by the poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.

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

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

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