Nine Bangladeshi artists to join Venice Biennale 2019
Cosmos Foundation to sponsor Bangladesh Pavilion
May 08, 2019, 07:17 PM
by UNB NEWS
Publish- May 08, 2019, 07:17 PM
Dhaka, May 8 (UNB) - Bangladesh will have a pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition ‘La Biennale di Venezia’ to be held in Venice, Italy where nine Bangladeshi artists will exhibit their artworks under the title ‘Thirst”.
The Bangladeshi artists are Bishwajit Goswami, Dilara Begum Jolly, Heidi Fosli, Nafis Ahmed Gazi, Franco Marrocco, Domenico Pellegrino, Preema Nazia Andaleeb, Ra Kajol and Uttam Kumar Karmaker.
Cosmos Foundation will sponsor the Bangladesh Pavilion ‘Venice Bangladesh’ at Palazzo Zenobio where Mokhlesur Rahman and Viviana Vannucci will act as curators.
“We’re promoting Bangladesh to the international audience, especially through art and culture. Venice Biennale being the biggest art event in the world, we’ve decided to support the Bangladesh Pavilion,” said Enayetullah Khan, Chairman of the Cosmos Foundation.
The Venice Biennale 1019 will be held from May 11 to November 24. The title of the event is ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’ while its curator is Ralph Rugoff, director of London’s Hayward Gallery.
The Central Exhibition of the event will feature only 79 artists -- all living ones -- from different countries.
It will be divided into two separate shows -- one at the Arsenale and another at the Central Pavilion in the Giardini. Both "propositions" will include all the artists, exhibiting different kinds of works.
One aspect in focus will be the "post-truth era" of times, and how artists deal with the so-called alternative facts, creating spaces for complex thinking and multi-level discourses.
It is expected that there will be a lot of paintings in this Biennale apart from film/video, spatial and digital works.