The works range from contemporary to traditional, offering attendees the opportunity to learn about the intricate tapestry of folklore and life in rural Bangladesh.
The diverse cultural heritage of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh can be appreciated thanks to the Shonar Bangla exhibition, organized by the Asian country’s embassy in Mexico and the Sor Juana Cloister University.
This first collective painting exhibition, which brings together the work of 30 Bangladeshi painters, whose expressions range from contemporary to traditional, will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the intricate tapestry of folklore and life in rural areas of Bangladesh.
In a joint statement released by the embassy and the university, the ambassador to Mexico, Abida Islam, explained that although the formats and techniques used in the works are similar, the exhibition offers an eclectic variety of styles and expressions, ranging from the abstract to the figurative. The themes they explore are diverse, although they predominate around the culture of the Bangladeshi people and their journey towards the formation of a national identity.
“A prevalent feature in most of the works is the extensive use of warm, vibrant colors, a hallmark of Bangladeshi art. Furthermore, the artists skillfully incorporated elements of their vernacular culture into their lyrical abstract compositions,” the diplomat stressed.