POST TIME: 5 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Asian Art Biennale: two seminars on art held

Asian Art Biennale: two seminars on art held

A two-day special seminar on art concluded in the city on Monday as part of the 18th edition of Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2018, reports UNB.

The first two sessions of the seminar ‘Art and Contemporary Narratives’ was held at the auditorium  of National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.

The 3rd and 4th sessions of the seminar titled ‘Art, Pedagogy and Promotion’ was arranged at the seminar room of National Theater building and at the auditorium of National Art Gallery of Shilpakala Academy respectively on Monday.

President Abdul Hamid inaugurated the 18th edition of Asian Art Biennale on September 1 at the city’s cultural hub, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

The month-long biennale is hosting around 583 artworks by 266 foreign artists and 199 Bangladeshi artists. Among the 266 foreign artists, 223 are under competition and 29 are under special invitation, along with 14 performance artists.

Among the 199 Bangladeshi artists, works by 107 artists are under competition while works by 63 artists got special invitation.

Alongside, 16 local performance artists are displaying their work at the biennale along with the work of 13 master painters.

Four observers- Artist Jogen Chowdhury from India, Prof. Tetsuya Noda from Japan, Dr. Marek Bartelik from Poland, and Deborah Dyer Frizzell from the USA attended in the Biennale.

As part of the Biennale, Shilpakala Academy has included the cultural programs, special dinners, river cruise, workshops, and visits of historical places from 1-5 September 2018. l