Country’s prolific visual artist Nazia Andaleed Preema performed her thematic visual art ‘Infinity’, as part of her solo exhibition PREEMA DONNA: An Infinite Journey on Saturday.
The exclusive performance took place at the Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Gallery of Bangladesh National Museum, being an intense performative collaboration between visual artists Nazia Andaleeb Preema, Founder, Performance Art Bangladesh and Francesca Carol Rolla (Venice), Performance Art Curator & Founder of Collective Signatures.
As part of the performance, Preema performed including a special visual performance. It was performed on a stage named ‘Shahosh’, which featured a mirror on the floor reflecting a huge canvas placed against a wall.
The two hours long performance enthralled the visual art lovers, who also came as audiences at the exclusive solo exhibition.
The exhibition PREEMA DONNA: An Infinite Journey was inaugurated on February 2 at Bangladesh National Museum. State Minister for Cultural Affairs K M Khalid inaugurated the retrospective exhibition featuring Preema’s versatile works, with around 30 artworks, comprising mixed media canvases, art installations, video art pieces etc.
The inauguration also featured a launching ceremony of Preema’s book, Preema Donna – An Infinite Journey, published by Cosmos Books which was first unveiled at Dhaka Lit Fest 2019.
Vice-President of International Chambers of Commerce Bangladesh and Chairperson of Mediaworld Limited Rokia Afzal Rahman, Bengal Foundation Chairman Abul Khair, Ambassador of Norway to Bangladesh Sidsel Bleken, renowned artist Monirul Islam, University Grants Commission’s former Chairman Professor Nazrul Islam, Director General of Bangladesh National Museum Reaz Ahmed, among other special guests, attended the event which was presided over by Chairman of board of trustees of Bangladesh National Museum Professor Shamsuzzaman Khan.
Being the Director and Creative Editor of Bangladesh Brand Forum, Founder of Bangladesh Creative Forum and President of Women in Leadership- Nazia Andaleeb Preema is one of the leading visual artists of Bangladesh, portraying feminism in metaphorical sense through both traditional and digital art. She represented Bangladesh at the 58th Venice Biennale, Italy in 2019.
The two-week exhibition will continue till February 15 and is open for all.