Jessore Bangladesh Art
The Dhaka Art Summit 2020, which will take place on February 7 at the Shilpakala Academy in Bangladesh, is a nine-day program that showcases artworks by artists from around the world. The second edition of the Bangladesh Retail 'Association (BRA), held to develop the skills and knowledge of retail experts, ended on Saturday.
The artists in the exhibition, who work in a variety of disciplines such as painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography and photography, negotiate, build and negotiate with a world that emerges from Bangladesh's local environmental and cultural climate. With a focus on art and architecture in relation to South Asia, the Dhaka Art Summit seeks to reexamine the way art forms are thought about in regional and broader contexts, with a focus on Bangladesh and beyond. The evolving features of the Bangladeshi art world are examined as it expands globally, and signifiers and traditions are hybridized to give it a distinctive identity within a plural world.
This is particularly important because the celebration of cultural symbols that are established in Bengal inevitably brings with it the reproach that political and cultural leaders like Mahatma Gandhi cast on the country's liberation movement. The creative use of Bengalism is probably the clearest example of the idea that Muslims and Bengalis are cultural "others," and that Bengalis and Hindus are one and the same.
Thus, the first exhibition organized to encourage Pakistan's rulers to establish an art school in Dhaka was a poster depicting the Muslim conquest of India and the birth of Pakistan. The internationally acclaimed short film "Bengalism in Bangladesh" has also raised international awareness of Bangladeshi art and presented it here hand in hand with efforts to empower economically and socially backward women. Institution building is also an important activity, as there are no art schools, galleries or spectators in Dhakala. Turning the story of the war of independence between India and Pakistan in the mid-nineteenth century allowed the true nature of the Bangladesh-India conflict to be obscured and blamed on the army.
The Bengali school of Abanindranath Tagore was considered the modern Indian painting, which was characterized by the romantic and idealistic values that were recognized by Orientalists as the essence of ancient Indian art. The artists raised their voices vociferously against the injustices of Pakistan's rulers and integrated themselves into a slowly growing group of intellectuals in Dhaka.
I wanted to be part of the international scene of modern art, which was closed by the methods of the Calcutta Art School, followed by education in art institutes in Dhaka. I was there to visit, stunned by the spirit - deafening traffic noise and army rickshaws hand-in-hand - painted kitsch art.
What was once the united state of Bengal is now divided, and in the months I have been in that country, the two Banglas (Bangladesh and West Bengal) seemed to fall apart. Jol is the word for water, which is often used by the Hindu minority in Bangladesh, while Muslims use the words paani, as Bengali is a common language between communities. These quilts are actually a worldwide craft and many countries around the world have their own unique styles of quilting. They have a very special thread to their work and belong specifically to the communities of Bangladesh (West Bangladesh) and India.
Quamrul Hassan (1921-1988), who studied at the Calcutta Art School, also moved to Dhaka in 1948 and founded his own art school. After the partition of India, he came to Dhaka, the capital of the newly founded Pakistan, which was then part of West Bengal. In the history of folk art in Bangladesh, rickshaw art is a more urban and recent phenomenon, dating back to the 1950s and flourishing in the early 1970s. Since Bangladesh itself is not economically modern, the idea of a universal language of modernity is seen by younger generations of artists as an imported category and is not relevant in this context.
Pakistani artist who, during his art training at a school in Karachi, developed a lasting friendship with the leading artist of that time, Bahadur Rahman Khan, with whom he taught art at the school of Karachi. Pakistani artist, who developed a relaxing friendship during his time at the art school where he taught.
Zainul was invited by the government to illustrate the Bangladesh constitution, which he did with three other artists and watered it down.
He wanted to study art in Calcutta or Calcutta, but his family did not have the means to send him, so he wanted a job in Jessore, a small town in the north - in the east of the country. While presiding over the Second National Poetry Festival in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka in late 1969, he drew a sketch of a snake satirising and satirising Hussain, the army general who became president of Bangladesh in a coup. There was a fascinating exchange between the Sultan and Zainul, where they drew what they called nabanna (Chinese ink, watercolor and wax), in the city of Jharkhand, in the district of Jessore bordering West Bengal, where the term "jol" is used in Bengali, to depict the history of rural Bangladesh in this phase before the mass movement in 1969.