French Ambassador Marie Masdupuy visits Cosmos Atelier 71
Newly appointed Ambassador of France to Bangladesh Marie Masdupuy made a special visit to Cosmos Atelier 71 and Gallery Cosmos, the reputed printmaking studio and artistic space of Cosmos Foundation, on Thursday. She explored the ongoing exclusive intaglio process softground and stencil workshop by internationally acclaimed artist and art teacher, Professor Rokeya Sultana, titled “Impression of Rokeya's” at the Cosmos Centre. Read more: Printmaking workshop ‘Impression of Rokeya's’ underway at Cosmos Atelier 71 Tehmina Enayet, Director of Cosmos Atelier 71 and Gallery Cosmos, and Rokeya Sultana greeted Ambassador Masdupuy and exchanged their artistic visions, while Gallery Cosmos Artistic Director Sourav Chowdhury guided the studio and gallery tour while sharing the artistic initiatives and ongoing workshop to the ambassador. "We are overwhelmed to have the honorable French Ambassador Marie Masdupuy among us, here in our Cosmos Atelier 71 and Gallery Cosmos. France is the pioneering nation in the world of arts and also has been one of our great diplomatic allies, and the ambassador’s maiden visit in our art space will continue strengthening the remarkable bond and friendship between the two nations," Tehmina Enayet told UNB. Professor Rokeya Sultana said, "It is our great honor that Ambassador Masdupuy visited this exclusive printmaking workshop, and I along with all of our participating artists are enthralled with her presence and enthusiasm regarding our works." Read more: Impression of Rokeya's: Intaglio process workshop at Cosmos Atelier71 from Monday Inaugurated on January 23, the workshop is featuring young and prominent artists from home and beyond – Asmita Alam Shammy, Roosevelt Benjamin, Chhobi Zulfiqar, Rifat Jahan Kanta, Farzana Rahman Bobby, Mohammad Rezwanur Rahman, Bacchu Miah Arif, Kamruzzoha, SM Ehsan and Indian artist Sukla Poddar. The workshop also features four guest artists – renowned painter Afrozaa Jamil Konka, eminent photojournalist-artist Nasir Ali Mamun, veteran artist and freedom fighter Biren Shome and journalist-artist Zahangir Alom – alongside participating guest artists Sam Jamil Julian, Rumessa Mailloux and Sourav Chowdhury.
Indonesian Embassy celebrates 77th Independence Day amid festivities
The Indonesian embassy in Dhaka on Wednesday celebrated the 77th anniversary of the country’s independence amid festivities. The day’s events began with a flag hoisting ceremony in the morning at the premises of the embassy, followed by a live broadcasting of the national Independence Day ceremony at Merdeka Palace from the capital Jakarta. A prayer was also held.
'BRAVEHEART’: Gallery Cosmos pays rich artistic tribute to Bangabandhu
Since Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and nearly all of his family members were brutally assassinated on August 15, 1975, the eighth month of the Gregorian calendar has always held special significance for Bangladeshis as one for mourning and reflection. A thoroughbred politician who led a life of constant struggle and sacrifice for a cause, Bangabandhu’s place in history was assured when he led the people of what was once East Pakistan to freedom in 1971, establishing the newly-independent state of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu’s tireless contributions to improving the lot of his people, today’s Bangladeshis, mark him out as one of the 20th century’s tallest leaders. A natural born leader of men, he was also a man of culture - and he proved that from time to time, by always supporting and patronising Bangladeshi arts and culture, as well as the artists. Read: “The Passion of Drawing-2” by Gallery Cosmos: A daylong tribute to drawing As the visionary behind all the necessary transformations that Bangladesh needed after its independence, Bangabandhu left an indelible mark in the hearts of all who knew him, and on the fabric of the nation, till he was gunned down along with almost his entire family in a maon on the fabric of the nation remembered with befitting tribute and respect.
'BRAVEHEART’: Gallery Cosmos to host exhibition on Bangabandhu
Marking the National Mourning Day 2022, Gallery Cosmos is going to organize an exclusive group art, photography and sculpture exhibition on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman titled 'BRAVEHEART' at Cosmos Centre in the capital on Friday. Mofidul Hoque, founding trustee of the Liberation War Museum, will virtually inaugurate the exhibition as the chief guest, while eminent artists and freedom fighters Rafiqun Nabi, Biren Shome and internationally renowned artist Shahabuddin Ahmed will join the inauguration ceremony as the special guests. Supported by the Cosmos Foundation, the exhibition's inauguration ceremony will also be joined by Tehmina Enayet, Director of Gallery Cosmos and Masud Jamil Khan, Deputy Managing Director of Cosmos Group. Read: Curtain rises on Shilpo Bangla Art Exhibition UNB and Dhaka Courier will be its media and knowledge partners respectively. Prior to the inauguration of the exhibition, a vibrant team of 12 child artists and future master painters will participate in an exclusive group art camp at the exhibition venue and showcase their heartfelt tribute to the Father of the Nation. The exhibition will be showcasing artworks of several prominent artists including Shahabuddin Ahmed, Biren Shome, Alakesh Ghosh, Nasir Ali Mamun, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Bashkor Rasha, Shahajahan Ahmed Bikash, Azmeer Hossain, Bishwajit Goswami, Abu Kalam Shamsuddin, Devdas Malakar, Dilip Karmakar, Sourav Chowdhury, Abdullah Al Bashir, Iqbal Bahar Chy, Maneek Bonik, Kamruzzoha, Azmol Hossain, Mohammed Fakhrul Islam Mazumder Shakil and Md Rafiqul Islam. Read “The Passion of Drawing-2” by Gallery Cosmos: A daylong tribute to drawing Visitors can explore the exhibition 'BRAVEHEART' at Gallery Cosmos in the Cosmos Centre, Malibagh in the capital till August 31.
“The Passion of Drawing-2” by Gallery Cosmos: A daylong tribute to drawing
Emphasizing the importance of drawing in the realm of postmodern arts, Gallery Cosmos organized the second edition of its exclusive daylong art event titled “The Passion of Drawing - 2” on Saturday at the Garden Gallery, Baridhara in the capital. Six leading artistic stalwarts of the country including freedom fighter-painter Biren Shome, eminent indigenous artist Kanak Chanpa Chakma, art maestro Farida Zaman, veteran painter Abdus Shakoor Shah, contemporary artist Anukul Mojumder, and young artist Abdullah Al Bashir participated in this daylong event, showcasing their talent through live drawing sketches. The second edition of this special event was supervised by Gallery Cosmos Director Tehmina Enayet and joined by a large number of eminent and influential personalities from home and beyond, including the Norwegian ambassador in Dhaka Espen Rikter-Svendsen. Read: Gallery Cosmos to host 'The Passion of Drawing-2' on Saturday From 11 am to 3 pm, the artists participated in live drawing sessions by drawing a florist woman, Kulsum, who makes garlands at the Shahbagh intersection and a local rickshaw-puller, Mohammad Belal, as the live models on their respective canvases. Accompanied by the majestic tune of flautist and artist Shamol Bishwas, the artists used charcoal, pencil, pastel, acrylic and mixed mediums on their canvases for projecting the live drawings. After the sessions, the artists till 8 pm interacted with prominent and enthusiastic art admirers who came to visit the event and celebrate the togetherness of art and nature at the Garden Gallery’s beautiful, picturesque venue.
Gallery Cosmos to host 'The Passion of Drawing-2' on Saturday
Here's some good news for art lovers out there. Gallery Cosmos is organising an exclusive art event -- 'The Passion of Drawing-2' -- on Saturday at the Garden Gallery in Dhaka's Baridhara. The event is intended to celebrate the universal and jovial artistic pleasure of drawing, according to Gallery Cosmos executive artistic manager Sourav Chowdhury. As one of the introductory activities of humans across the world, drawing accompanies an artist forever. Also read: Noted artists celebrate Spring at ‘The Passion of Drawing’ by Gallery Cosmos To celebrate the essence of drawing in this mesmerising monsoon, Gallery Cosmos is hosting this second edition of this exclusive art event, titled 'The Passion of Drawing-2', with a celebratory vision to explore the innate and everlasting connection between humans and nature. Six leading and promising artists of the country will participate in this event. These stalwart artists are Biren Shome, Farida Zaman, Abdus Shakoor Shah, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Anukul Mojumder and Abdullah Al Bashir. Also read: Cosmos dialogue on Dhaka-Jakarta ties to premiere on Wednesday These prominent artists will participate in drawing sessions and interact with audiences over their respective paintings. The drawings will also be put on display simultaneously for the audience.
Noted artists celebrate Spring at ‘The Passion of Drawing’ by Gallery Cosmos
Celebrating the scenic beauty of colourful Spring in the glorious month of International Mother Language Day, Gallery Cosmos organized an exclusive daylong art event titled ’The Passion of Drawing’ on Friday at the Garden Gallery, Baridhara in the capital. Seven leading and promising artists of the country including Biren Shome, Kuhu, Fareha Zeba, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Jibrael Ali Chowdhury and Sourav Chowdhury participated in this daylong event, showcasing their brilliant brushstrokes through their drawing sketches. The artists participated in life drawing sessions by putting the beauty of the live model on their respective canvases and interacted with prominent enthusiastic art admirers who joined the event to celebrate the essence of art and nature at the beautiful, picturesque venue.
Gallery Cosmos to host ‘The Passion of Drawing’ on Friday
Gallery Cosmos is going to organize a daylong exclusive art event titled ’The Passion of Drawing’ on Friday at the Garden Gallery, Baridhara in the capital. The event is intended to celebrate the universal and jovial artistic pleasure of drawing, according to Gallery Cosmos Executive Artistic Manager Sourav Chowdhury. “As one of the introductory activities of human beings across the world, drawing accompanies an artist forever. To celebrate the essence of drawing in this mesmerizing Spring, Gallery Cosmos is hosting this exclusive art event titled ‘The Passion of Drawing’ with a celebratory vision to explore the innate and everlasting connection between humans and nature,” Sourav Chowdhury told UNB. Also read: Cosmos-Atelier 71 hosts Artist Residency Programme Seven leading and promising artists of the country will participate in this exclusive event. The list of stalwart artists participating in the event included Biren Shome, Kuhu, Fareha Zeba, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Jibrael Ali Chowdhury and Sourav Chowdhury. These prominent artists will participate in life drawing sessions and interact with audiences over their respective works. The drawings will also be put on display simultaneously for the audiences. Also read: Cosmos dialogue on Bangladesh-South Korea relations to be premiered Thursday
'Inside Out’: Day-long painting, printmaking and origami workshop for children at Gallery Cosmos
Emblazoning the innate artistic spirit of child artists in the city, Gallery Cosmos and Cosmos Atelier71 arranged a daylong watercolour painting, printmaking and origami workshop titled ‘Inside Out’ at the Cosmos Centre, Malibagh, in the capital. From 11 am to 4 pm, more than 25 children from different parts of the world joined the event with their parents at the Cosmos Atelier71, showcasing their creative artworks in the workshop. The participating artists were from Bangladesh, Canada, India, Ireland, USA, Portugal and other countries, currently residing in Bangladesh. "It's a very unique and refreshing approach and a joyful experience for us and our children. They are the main attraction here today, and we thank the organizers for this remarkable initiative where our kids are showcasing their artistic freedom," said Mr Roman, who brought his daughter to the workshop. READ: Kalidas Karmakar’s 2nd death anniversary: Gallery Cosmos pays tribute with daylong event Regarding the initiative, Bangladeshi artist and lecturer at the Yunnan Arts University, China, Mong Mong Sho told UNB that this kind of workshops are really necessary to thrive and celebrate the artistic passion of the children.
'50 Springs of Freedom’ art camp ends in Chattogram
As part of the golden jubilee celebrations of the country’s Independence, a 4-day exclusive Art Camp of Gallery Cosmos titled ’50 Springs of Freedom’ concluded in Chattogram on Sunday. The camp, with a collective vision to portray the jovial vibes of Spring blossoms blending with the festive occasion of the glorious 50 years celebration of country’s Independence, was hosted by Hidden Her Foundation with support of Cosmos Foundation. Regarding the camp, Enayetullah Khan, Chairman of the Cosmos Foundation said, "Bangladesh has paved a long route to reach this glorious destination of the Golden Jubilee of our Independence, and we are fortunate to have the beautiful natural landscape alongside many talented, world class Bangladeshi artists. This exclusive art-camp is part of the continuous artistic ventures taken by Gallery Cosmos and Cosmos Foundation, and we are really honored to initiate this special art-camp with all these prolific and talented artists in this special time." Also read: Gallery Cosmos art camp on PM Hasina begins Eight leading and promising Bangladeshi painters participated in the four day-long camp at the beautiful setting of Finley Hill in the port city, in quest for exploring the innate and everlasting connection between human and nature, and celebrate the unified harmony of brush, color and canvas through their jovial artistic expertise. Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), visited the Art Camp on Saturday, and lauding the initiative, he said, "An initiative like this in our beautiful and majestic port city Chattogram, celebrating the vibrant color of our 50th Spring is highly appreciated - and I am extremely glad to be here, specially when the country is celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Independence. I truly admire this tremendous initiative taken by Gallery Cosmos and thanking the Hidden Her Foundation for hosting this wonderful Art Camp with support from Cosmos Foundation, participated by all these talented and respected artists in this peaceful and picturesque landscape." Earlier, Dr Rubana Huq, BGMEA President and Mohammed Rahim, Vice Chairman of DBL Group, were present at the inaugural event of the four-day-long special camp on Friday. Also read: Zonta Club's ‘Strokes Against Violence' art camp calls for united awareness “We usually do not see this type of exclusive initiative, especially in a beautiful and peaceful setting like this. I am really honored and pleased to be here among these known faces, in such a glorious occasion, initiated by Gallery Cosmos and hosted by Hidden Her Foundation,” Dr Rubana Huq lauded the camp. Explaining the initiative, Hidden Her Foundation Founder and Director Sunehra Z Islam said, “We would not have been able to celebrate and enjoy the color of nature in an independent country, if we did not earn our freedom and liberty in such a heroic way. To celebrate the essence of freedom and the vibrant nature of Spring, we are pleased and proud to host this special art-camp." The list of stalwart participated in the camp is featuring a unique team of eminent and promising artists, including Samarjit Roy Chowdhury, Kanak Chanpa Chakma, Anisuzzaman Anis, Anukul Chandra Mojumder, Azmeer Hossain, Bishwajit Goswami, Abdullah Al Bashir & Mong Mong Sho. Also read: BSA initiates ‘Art Against Corona’ art camp with 300 artists "As a proud and independent nation, we have paved a long way through the last 50 Springs. Initiatives and artistic ventures like this, remind us about the unity and harmony that was channeled among the people through the historic March 7th speech of Bangbandhu, which eventually brought us victory and liberty in 1971. Celebrating and showcasing the picturesque beauty of Spring is the motto of this camp, and we are pleased to join this venture," artist Bishwajit Goswami said about the camp. Regarding the camp, Executive Artistic Manager of Gallery Cosmos Sourav Chowdhury said, "Celebrating the glorious occasion of our 50 years celebration of Independence, alongside harmonizing the artistic essence of 50 Springs that we have explored and celebrated till date, Gallery Cosmos and the host Hidden Her Foundation, is proudly organizing this special art camp with support from the Cosmos Foundation." News agency United News of Bangladesh (UNB) was the Media Partner of the event.