‘Bangladesh needs to stand beside those who are working to safeguard the arts.’
‘Bangladesh needs to stand beside those who are working to safeguard the arts.’ South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Ahn Seong-doo exclaimed while inaugurating a week-long solo ceramic art exhibition by Akhtarun Nahar Ivy. Gallery Cosmos and BNM together organised the exhibition at Nalinikanta Bhattasali Gallery of BNM.
The launch event on October 2, 2017, saw the presence of other eminent personalities including Former Executive Chairman of Board of Investment economist Syed Abdus Samad, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at BNM eminent artist Hashem Khan, renowned historian and Bangabandhu Chair at Dhaka University, Professor Muntasir Mamun and UNB Editor-in-Chief and Cosmos Gallery Chairman Enayetullah Khan. Director General of BNM Faizul Latif Chowdhury presided over the event while Enayetullah Khan delivered a welcome speech.
Artist Ivy said, ‘I prefer to base my work on general people and nature. The works that are being showcased here are also based on human and nature. She also added that though clay is cheap and available, it is not easy to turn this material into artworks.
A total of 100 pieces were on display during the nine day long exhibition.