18th Asian Art Biennale begins in city tomorrow

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DHAKA, Aug 31, 2018 (BSS) – The “18th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh 2018”, the largest fine arts festival in Asia, will begin at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the city tomorrow.

President M Abdul Hamid is expected to inaugurate the month-long exhibition and also deliver a speech at the Jatiya Natyashala auditorium of the BSA at 3 pm.

The Cultural Affairs Ministry and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will jointly organize the exhibition which will continue till end of the month.

According to the organizers, the exhibition will display two and three dimensional artworks like painting, prints, photography, sculpture, installation, performance art and new media art.

This year 483 artworks by 465 artists from 68 countries will be put on display at the exhibition.

The participating countries include Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Afghanistan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines, The United States of America (USA), Mongolia, Peru, Stein, Italy, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Turkey, Ukraine, Iran, Moscow and Germany.

The exhibition will be open for all from 11am to 8pm every day. Apart from the exhibition, two seminars and cultural functions will be held on September 2 and 3.

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