May 21, 2013 | 10:13 PM (BD Time)
21 May, 2013 Tuesday
Dhaka Art Summit ends
Art & Culture Report:
Documentary photographer Khaled Hasan clinched the ‘Samdani Artist Development Award’ and promising artist Musrat Reazi won ‘Samdani Young Art Talent Award’ at the closing ceremony of the four-day Dhaka Art Summit held at the Main Hall of Bangladesh National Museum in the city recently.
Information and Cultural Affairs Minister Abul Kalam Azad handed over awards to the winners as the chief guest, while French art historian Gerard Xuriguera was present as special guest on the occasion.
Internationally acclaimed artist Shahabuddin Ahmed, Director General of Bangladesh National Museum Prakash Chandra Das, Director of Dhaka Art Summit Nadia Samdani, among others, spoke at the programme, which was presided over by the Chairman of the Museum Trustee Board Azizur Rahman.
A graduate from the South Asian Media Academy and Photojournalism (Pathshala) in 2009, Khaled Hasan won various prestigious international awards including Mark Grosset Documentary Prize, UNESCO’s Humanity Photo Documentary Award, View Book Photo Story Documentary Jury Prize, All Roads Photography Contest of National Geography Society among others. He is now studying at the Ateneo de Manila University in Philippines. His prize money is Tk 10 lakh.
Graduated from the Drawing and Painting Department of the Government Art College of Chittagong in 2008, Musrat Reazi’s award wining acrylic work titled ‘Moorang’ is part of her recent series work of the same title on the struggling life of ethnic Morang community in Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Reazi’s slightly blurry artwork depicts figures of Morang people and various animals, both struggling for existence.
At present, she is an assistant teacher at Khagrachari Government High School, Chittagong and also an MFA student at the Drawing and Painting Department of the University of Development Alternative (UODA).
Reazi also clinched AB Bank Award at the 18th National Art Exhibition and various academic awards during her student life. Her prize money is Tk 5 lakh.
A six-member international jury panel comprising of curator of Tate Modern, Kyla McDonald, Art Asia Pacific editor and publisher, Elaine W Ng, Indian artists, Ravinder Reddy and Bose Krishnamachari, art historian and critic, Deepak Ananth, and eminent Bangladeshi artist Shahabuddin Ahmed, selected the two winners from among 29 selected artists.
Earlier, the summit steering committee, lead by artist Muniruzzaman, selected these 29 artworks from among the 449 submitted artworks, by 249 artists of Bangladesh.
The pioneer Dhaka Art Summit was organised by the Samdani Art Foundation in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and Bangladesh National Museum. City Bank American Express was the title sponsor of the summit. n
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