Bengal gallery kick-starts: 10th anniversary Celebration
Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts (BGFA) celebrates 10 years in operation, launches a year-long programme with a series of exhibitions entitled 'Srijoney o Shikorey', or 'Rooted Creativity', to showcase works of major Bangladeshi artists.
Celebrating the achievements of the organization that has established itself as one of the most active and influential private institutions in the country, the opening of the first of the series of exhibitions coincided with the nation-wide celebration of Bengali New Year, to usher in the year 1417.
BGFA plans to commemorate the long journey by saluting the artists they have been promoting in the last 10 years. Over the decade, the gallery mounted shows of over two hundred artists, both established and upcoming, either in solo or group presentations. As for the anniversary celebration, it has successfully presented the artists who form the apex of the country's art scene in three subsequent exhibitions to date, and seven more of the total of 10 exhibitions that BGFA had planned, under the rubric 'Rooted Creativity', will be mounted in the next seven months.
The first of the series of exhibitions was held between April 16th and 30th; and to mark the occasion, BGFA published a 'portfolio' containing works by 44 artists.
The gallery also plans to hold seminar, workshop and other complementary programmes aimed at promoting art and artists, alongside a get-together of artists, art critics, connoisseurs and collectors. Also, in the pipeline are portfolios and documentaries on artists whose works have set the tenor of the current art scene.
BGFA hopes that the tenth anniversary celebration will occasion a wide awareness among the people, and inspire them to feel the necessity of art at every level. BGFA is an arm of the Bengal Foundation dedicated to promoting art and artists of Bangladesh at home and abroad.