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Driftwood art exhibition by AA Rasha inaugurated in Dhanmondi

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A weeklong solo exhibition of driftwood artworks highlighting Bangladesh’s liberation war, women’s empowerment and nature began at Safiuddin Shilpalay in Dhaka city’s Dhanmondi area on Thursday.

This one titled “Drifting to the Root, Drifting to Love” [শিকরে প্রোথিত, ভালবাসায় প্রসারিত] is the first exhibition in the country by Akhtar Ahmed Rasha, an expatriate sculptor who employs natural materials like branches, roots, and trunks to craft found object art. He earlier joined a number of solo and group exhibitions in New Jersy, New York and Washington DC, the US.
“I’ve tried to give expressions to experience of life in Bangladesh and the process started with scavenging driftwood in beaches along the Atlantic coast. I am happy that I’ve focused on liberation war especially friends of Bangladesh abroad,” said the artist.
As many as 53 artworks have been put on display during the exhibition that would remain open to public between 11am and 7pm every day till 13 September.
Noted cultural personality and Member of Parliament Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor inaugurated the exhibition organised by Studio Vertical. Art collector Abul Khair Litu also addressed the inaugural ceremony chaired by Professor Nisar Hossain, Dean at Faculty of Fine Art, Dhaka University.

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