Bangladeshi artists come to Yangon
FOR the second time, Bangladesh’s embassy in Yangon is organising an exhibition of paintings to illustrate what Myanmar has in common with its western neighbour. The Confluence of Minds and Interplay of Colours II exhibition opens at Yangon Gallery tomorrow.
The event features two Bangladeshi artists, both professors at the University of Dhaka.
Last year’s exhibition, the first, was a collaboration between the Bangladeshi embassy and the National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon.
Held in June, 2015, it showcased eight artists from Bangladesh and six from the National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon.
After the exhibition, the six Myanmar artists went to the University of Dhaka as part of an artistic and cultural exchange between the two countries.
The two artists featured this year will be displaying works in acrylic, oil, crayon and pastels.
“Our peoples live together side by side.
There is confluence of minds, which can be expressed in the interplay of colour in this painting exhibition,” Tareque Muhammad, minister and deputy chief of mission, told a press conference last week at Sedona Hotel.
“We need to organise a successor exhibition next year as well, and to continue building bridges between the peoples of our two countries, so that our relationship can go from good to better, strengthening the bonds that exist between us,” he said.
About 30 paintings by Jamal Ahmed and Mohammad Iqbal will be on show. The two artists will arrive on November 24 for the inauguration ceremony, to be held at 5:30pm at Yangon Gallery.
“I remember last year’s exhibition,” said Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, foreign minister of Bangladesh. “It provided an opportunity to the audience to feel and understand Bangladesh’s diverse culture, secular ethics, rich history and peace-loving mind-set.”
The embassy says it will organise another exhibition next year.
Jamal is recognised for his portrayals of female figures, though he is equally deft at expressing the melancholy natural beauties of Bangladesh.
Iqbal expresses himself in abstract or semi-abstract forms, as well as realistic and figurative themes.
Yangon Gallery is located in People’s Park Compound, Ahlone Road, Bahan township.
The exhibition Confluence of Minds and Interplay of Colours IIruns from tomorrow to November 30, with opening hours from 10am to 6pm.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the Bangladeshi embassy and the National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon. Roughly 30 paintings by University of Dhaka professors Jamal Ahmed and Mohammed Iqbal will show at the Yangon gallery starting tomorrow.