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26th-Dec-2014

Selected Nakshi Kantha from Shilpacharya

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Art & Culture Report :
To mark the birth centenary of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, Bengal Foundation with the support of the family members of the artist has been presenting a series of celebratory events.
The Bengal Foundation’s celebration of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, the pioneer of modern art in South Asia and leading figure in the fields of art and culture of Bangladesh was launched with the release of a monograph titled ‘Great Masters of Bangladesh: Zainul Abedin,’ jointly published by Bengal Foundation and Italian publication house Skira Editore.
The first of this special series exhibition, which is going on now, was taken place at Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts in the city’s Dhanmondi area featuring selected Nakshi Kantha from the personal collection of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin.
The Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest on December 23, while wife of Shilpacharya Jahanara Abedin was also present as special guest on the occasion.
The exhibition will remain open from 12:00 noon to 8:00pm everyday till January 10, 2015.
Therefore, the monthly magazine Kali O Kalam has issued a special birth centenary volume. Working with the artist's family, Bengal Foundation has been preparing a series of exhibitions that will be shown at the Bengal Foundation’s three exhibition spaces in the capital.