Saturday, May 18, 2019

Tayeba Begum Lipi’s artworks on display in New York

Renowned Bangladeshi artist Tayeba Begum Lipi’s artworks are now on display at the famous art gallery Sundaram Tagore Chelsea in New York, USA. The initiative is organised by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.  Lipi’s artworks have been showcased at the mainstream art scene of USA from May 14. As part of her public diplomacy [JB emphasis], Sadia Faizunnesa, the Bangladesh Consul General in New York, hoped that the exhibition will augment the image of Bangladesh in the USA through the art initiative.
The consul general welcomed all at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. She also sincerely thanked all for the cooperation to hold the exhibition. She also hoped that the exhibition will create a positive image among the art lovers of the international community about Bangladeshi art.
Completed with a stainless steel blade, each of Lipi’s artworks has created special interest among the audience. In her speech, the artist elaborated the concept and techniques of her artworks that the art lovers highly appreciated.
Tayeba Begum Lipi creates paintings, prints, videos and installations articulating themes of female marginality and the female body. Her sculptural works re-create everyday objects including beds, bathtubs, strollers, wheelchairs, dressing tables, women’s undergarments made out of unexpected materials, such as safety pins and razor blades. This purposeful and provocative choice of materials speaks of the violence faced by women in Bangladesh, as well as referencing tools used in childbirth in the more underdeveloped parts of the country.
Various US high officials, consul general of different countries, UN officials, journalists, Bangladeshi Americans, renowned artists from Bangladesh, cultural personalities and members of civil society were present at the opening of the exhibition. The exhibition will run until June 1 at the gallery.

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