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JT International Bangladesh unveils ‘Blossoms of Existence’ art exhibition

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JT International Bangladesh (JTIB) unveiled the exhibition “Blossoms of Existence,” celebrating the longstanding cultural connection between Japan and Bangladesh. The curated exhibition consisted of captivating artworks by Bangladeshi artists, Rokeya Sultana and Maksuda Iqbal Nipa, who are deeply inspired by Japanese culture, philosophies, and art techniques. The exhibition explores human experience and spiritual enlightenment to create a sense of harmony, purpose, and fulfillment.

Salman Fazlur Rahman MP, Advisor to the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh on Private Industry and Investment, and His Excellency Iwama Kiminori, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Bangladesh inaugurated the art exhibition on Thursday, 9 May 2024 at the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh.

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Honorable Advisor Salman Fazlur Rahman MP said, “This exhibition is a testament of the friendship and cultural ties between Bangladesh and Japan. Japan has been a true and time-tested friend of Bangladesh and has supported development across multiple sectors including the arts and culture. I applaud JT International Bangladesh for this initiative and look forward to strengthening the ties between the two friendly nations.”

Paul Holloway, Managing Director of JTIB remarked “We have been celebrating Bangladeshi artists with a Japanese connection since our inception, through the landmark investment in 2018. We have been organizing art exhibitions and supporting the learning of Japanese language in Bangladesh since 2022 and hope to continue investing in Japanese culture in Bangladesh.”

The inauguration ceremony was also attended by guests from the government, business, art, media, and other dignitaries in Bangladesh. 

Internationally celebrated artist, Maksuda Nipa, has garnered numerous awards and grants, including the Best Award for Oil Painting at the Annual Art Exhibition at the University of Dhaka in 1997, and the International Friendship Award at the Amano Hashi Date Art and Craft Fair in Kyoto in 2002. Inspired by luminaries such as Kandinsky and Mondrian, her vision underwent a profound metamorphosis, transitioning from figurative expressions to vibrant chromic abstraction. While studying in Aichi University in Japan in 2002, she immersed herself in the rich tradition of Japanese art gaining her solo exhibitions in Japan, organized by Gallery APA and Haruhi Museum of Art.

Following the inauguration, the exhibition is open to the public from today (10 May 2024) till 16 May 2024 at the Annex Building, Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh, Dutabash Rd, Baridhara, Dhaka 1212 between 10 AM to 7 PM on Sundays to Thursdays and from 3 PM to 8 PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Visitors must show photo ID to enter.