With an aim to promote oriental artworks of the enriched eastern heritage, Gallery Cosmos is hosting a group art exhibition titled ‘Praccher Prachin Dhara’ (The Ancient Lineage of The East).
The 22-day exhibition, dedicated to art maestro Kalidas Karmakar who passed away recently, began at the Gallery Cosmos in the city’s Mohakhali area on Tuesday.
Gallery Cosmos Director Tehmina Enayet, Executive Assistant Director Rumessa Mailloux, Cosmos Group Director Masud Jamil Khan, Dragon Century (Singapore) Director Alain Dambron, Chairman of Dhaka University’s Oriental Art department Dr Mizamur Rahman Fakir and Artist Afrozaa Jamil Konka spoke at the inauguration ceremony.
“Through initiatives like this exhibition, it’s our aim to break the new ground working as an incubator for the emergence of oriental art in Bangladesh,” said Tehmina Enayet.
Reminiscing about Kalidas Karmakar, Masud Jamil Khan said, “Our printmaking studio Cosmos-Atelier71 was established under the guidance of Kalidas Karmakar. He was a legendary artist and a lifelong well-wisher of the country’s oriental art as well as an angelic figure for Gallery Cosmos.”
Dr Mizanur Rahman Fakir thanked Gallery Cosmos for arranging the exhibition.
Meanwhile, a one-minute silence was observed in memory of Kalidas Karmakar.
A total of 25 oriental artworks by 25 artists have been put on display at the exhibition.
The participating artists are Nasreen Begum, Elham Huq Khuku, Rubina Akhter, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Nasima Khanam Queenie, Dilruba Latif Rosy, Trivedi Gopal Chandra, Dr Mizanur Rahman Fakir, Dr Sushanta Kumar Adhikary, Md Abdul Aziz, Fahmida Khatun, Malay Bala, Kantideb Adhikary, Zahangir Alom, Sumon Baidya, MD Nazmul Haque Bappy, Iskindar Mirza, Tanjima Tabassum Easha, Amit Nandi, Md Nazmul Hasan, Nahida Nisha, AKM Golam Ullah Nishan, Samina Zaman, Saahahaz Akther Pinky and Fahmida Haque Mahi.
The exhibition will remain open from 12pm to 8pm every day till November 10.