The Embassy of Japan inaugurated an exhibition of master artist Mohammad Kibria at the new Annex Building of the mission in Dhaka Friday to celebrate 50 years Bangladesh-Japan ties.
The "Kibria-A Retrospective" is organised in cooperation with the Society for Promotion of Bangladesh Art (SPBA) and the Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation. It showcases the best of Kibria with his 50 works, most of which have never been displayed publicly.
Kibria received a scholarship from the Japan government to study at the Tokyo University of the Arts from 1959 to 1962. During his years in Japan, he was greatly influenced by Japanese aesthetics reflecting simplicity.
Cultural Affairs State Minister KM Khalid attended the exhibition today as a chief guest. Salman F Rahman, an adviser to the prime minister, Anjan Choudhury, chairman of SPBA, and Syed Durjoy Rahman of Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation, were also present.
At the function, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki said his country will continue to stand by Bangladesh in its development journey.
The exhibition is only open to invited guests till November 20.