A five-day group art exhibition featuring works by upcoming women artists concluded at the art gallery of Bishwa Sahitya Kendra in the capital on Tuesday.
The exhibition titled ‘Jolkonya’ has been organised by five women artists marking International Women’s Day, which is observed on March 8 across the world every year.
A total of 43 artworks by 21 upcoming women artists have been displayed at the exhibition.
Writer Selina Hossain inaugurated the exhibition as the chief guest, while chairman of fine arts department of University of Development Alternative professor Shahjahan Ahmed Bikash and associate professor of Jagannath University fine arts department Rashid Amin were present as special guests at the inaugural ceremony.
‘We demand that men and women should be given equal opportunities. Women had played vital roles in the language movement and liberation war but they didn’t get the recognition they deserve in the patriarchal society,’ said Selina Hossain.
Artists have portrayed scenic beauty of Bengal, life in coastal areas, motherhood and others in their displayed artworks.
Farisa Mahmud’s untitled painting depicts rural life. It shows men and women working together in a village.
Marufi Shahida Upoma’s artwork titled ‘Love’ portrays the relationship between man and animal. It shows a man hugging a cow.
Sabha Sumaiya’s artwork titled ‘Life’ gives the viewers a glimpse into the life in the coastal region. The painting shows two launches moored to a launch
Sharmistha Roy’s artwork titled ‘Six and Seven’ shows an unborn child in its mother’s womb and a scissor poised to kill it.