June 18, 2013 | 10:52 AM (BD Time)
18 June, 2013 Tuesday
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Britto int’l artists’ residency held in city
Art & Culture Report :
A two-day international artists’ residency art workshop organised by Britto Arts Trust was held with an open studio day with Leonardiansyah Allenda from Indonesia and Prithvi Shrestha from Nepal at the contemporary art hub Britto Space Gallery in the city’s Green Road area.
A performance by Prithvi Shreshta was organised on July 26, while the concluding ceremony on July 27 was also marked by cultural performances and presentations.
Britto is an artists-led, not for profit trust, committed towards promoting exchange and dialogue between artistic communities both locally and internationally.
While organising this workshop one of the trustees and co-founders of Britto Arts Trust, artist Tayeba Begum Lipi told this correspondent, “Opportunities for experimentation and innovation within Bangladesh are rather limited as we do not have enough information of international contemporary art practice. While there are several workshops being organised in the country, most do not necessary include contemporary global reflections and critical discourses.”
Britto is committed to raising awareness and gaining a higher profile for the artists of the country in the global art scenario. Thus, their objectives include encouraging experiments in artistic possibilities by providing a favourable environment to stimulate artistic exploration.
Lipi said that the trust also aims to widen and strengthen vital new links and network with artistic communities in Africa, the Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. “We are particularly interested in strengthening the tie with our neighbouring countries as they are committed towards developing a south Asian network for the arts,” said the artist.
She also mentioned that they also aim to raise public awareness regarding diverse art practices stemming from artists belonging to varied cultural backgrounds. n
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