A mega printmaking exhibition at Shilpakala Academy

Cultural Correspondent
Thursday, January 4th, 2018


A printmaking exhibition featuring prominent Indian artists was inaugurated on December 25 at Shilpakala Academy (BSA). The exhibition will run till January 4 at the Gallery No. 6 of National Art Gallery of BSA. The exhibition was inaugurated by HT Imam, Political Advisor to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.


Adwaita Gadanayak, Director General of India’s National Gallery of Modern Art was present as the special guest at the inaugural session. Prominent Bangladeshi printmaker and painter Monirul Islam was present as special guest. Liaquat Ali Lucky, director general of BSA presided over the event. Five founding members of the strong Indian Printmakers Guild have taken part in the inaugural session. They are Anandamaya Banerjee, Dutta Traya Apte, Kabita Nair, Moti Jarotiya and Sushanta Guha.


Around sixty-five artists from India have taken part at the exhibition. Participants of the exhibition include artistes and faculty members from India’s National Gallery of Modern Art and Indian Printmakers Guild which was founded in 1990 to promote the practice of printmaking in India.


Contemporary printmaking came to India in 1556, about a hundred years after Guttenberg’s Bible was first printed. At this time, printmaking was used merely as a device to duplicate and reproduce.

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