After the 11th Dhaka International Film Festival…

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 was one of the finalists at the 11 th Dhaka International Film Festival ( DIFF)  in the category fo women filmmakers.

News from the daily newspaper  NEWAGE written by Ariful Islam Mithu

Symphony of colours at Rang show
Rifat Munim
 

The on-going ‘Exposition 2010’at the Bangladesh National Museum is offering a variety of exhibitions of varieties ranging from installations, paintings and photographs to foods, seeds and spices.
The 11-day exhibition organised by fashion house Rang to celebrate its 15th founding anniversary is open from Saturday to Wednesday between 9:30am to 4:30pm, and from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday till January 25.
The paintings include the works by Quamrul Hasan, Mohammad Kibria, Murtaja Baseer, Rashid Chowdhury, Qayyum Chowdhury, Hashem Khan, Rafiqun Nabi and Samarjit Ray Chowdhury. Most of the paintings are figurative and in bright colours.
Quamrul Hasan and Hashem Khan’s paintings show rural women while Mohammad Kibria’s works present abstract objects and Qayyum Chowdhury paintings feature women and nature.
The photographs displayed are of colourful flowers, fruits and vegetables. They also show various sale objects including cheap clothes and accessories featured in roadside shops.
A different section titled ‘Colour of Folk Art’ was dedicated to the showcasing of handicrafts including hand fans, quilts and potteries skilfully designed in various colours.
The installations include ‘Colour of Identity’, ‘Dark with Colourful Song’, ‘Colour of Soft Feathers’, ‘Colour of natural dye’, ‘Colour of Texture and Reflection’, ‘Colour of Threads’, ‘Colour of Ocean elements’ and ‘Colour of Natural Ingredients’.
Rang’s director Biplob Saha said, ‘We have selected small objects of life along with bright flowers and trees to show how nature surrounds us with a celebration of colours.’
Another director of Rang’s, Soumik Das said, ‘The exhibition is dedicated to the dye-workers who make our lives colourful by dying the threads.’
Food and disaster management minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque inaugurated the exhibition on January 15.


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