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Week-long art exhibition ‘River Delta’ begins at AFD

Staff Correspondent
08 Jan 2023 00:00:00 | Update: 08 Jan 2023 00:55:37
Week-long art exhibition ‘River Delta’ begins at AFD
Visitors look at the displayed artworks on opening day – Courtesy Photo

A River Research-Based art exhibition titled ‘River Delta’ has begun at La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka, Dhanmondi in the capital.

The inaugural ceremonuy of the week-long exhibition was held on January 6 on the gallery premises, where Chairman of River and Delta Research Center Mohammad Azaz attended as the special guest. The exhibition is curated by Juel A Rob.

Six artists are participating in the exhibition of the first phase of this research-based project.

The artists are: Apu Raj Bongshi, Mohosin Kabir, Shimul Datta, Najmun Nahar Keya, Promotesh Das Pulak and Mohammad Hasanur Rahman.

This exhibition is the first phase of an ongoing five-year study on Bangladesh’s rivers. After the passage of long 50/51 years, present Bangladesh has started to take precautions regarding the proper maintenance of water resources and their beneficial use.

Besides, since Bangladesh is a riverine country, most parts of our food chain, trade, communication, and livelihood are river centric. In the first part, various topics have been given prominence, including the navigability of rivers, the impact of urbanization and industrialization, the liberation war and rivers, the changing patterns of life dependent on rivers, the future of water and fisheries resources, the geopolitics of trans-boundary rivers and the crises caused by them. The artworks will be on display in a multidisciplinary medium including drawings, photographic impressions, installation art, kinetic sculpture, soft sculpture, two and three-dimensional sculpture, and cyanotype archival prints.

The exhibition will be open to all till Friday, 13 January 2023.

Monday to Saturday from 3 pm to 9 pm. Closed on Sunday.