Sheikh Arif Bulbon : The group art exhibition titled Symphony is being held at the La Galerie, Alliance FranÃ§aise de Dhaka in the capitalâ€™s Dhanmondi area. The inaugural ceremony of the exhibition was held on September 2. Prof Biman Bihari Das, Chairmen, All India Art and Craft Society (AIFACS) attended opening ceremony as the chief guest while Prof Nazrul Islam, educationist and art critic also attended the event as the special guest on the occasion. Symphony is an exhibition which emanates from a get-together of artists from India and Bangladesh. Many of the artworks thus express folk themes and traditions of India and Bangladesh. Notably Prof Biman Bihari Das - who was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian honours - is exhibiting his bronze and marble sculptures as well as acrylic paintings. Artist Nurun Nahar Papa is presenting her work as fusion of oriental style and modern design forms. Artist Elham Huq Khuku is particularly following the culture and social aspects of Bangladesh. Artist Zebun Nahar Nayeem applies the motifs as symbol of society and enjoy realistic, semi realistic and abstract work. Artist Subrata Ghosh looks back towards the grand tradition of painting and sculpture of classical era. Artist Joydeb Balaâ€™s works are known for painting in the Indian style, most works are modern both in theme and in execution. Artist Simran Kawaljit Singh Lamba's mixed media works use dry pastel, molten wires and molten coal tar. Artist Nishi Sharma expresses her deep personal and transformative experiences of this living world directly onto her subject in an abstract form. The participating artists are from India Prof Biman Bihari Das, Joydeb Bala, Nishi Sharma, Simran Kawaljit Singh Lamba, and Subrata Ghosh and from Bangladesh, Nurun Nahar Papa, Elham Huq Khuku, and Zebun Nahar Nayeem. The exhibition will end on September 7.
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