Baseer: An Eloquent Mind

You are cordially invited to view the exhibition titled ‘Baseer: An Eloquent Mind’ showcasing the works of one of the most influential modern artists of Bangladesh. Murtaja Baseer (1932 – 2020) had established a remarkable command of almost every style and genre of painting throughout his distinguished career, which spanned nearly seven decades. Ranging from tender portraits to visceral abstracts, lucid figurative to monumental murals; this exhibition is a showcase of Baseer’s astonishing reach. The show is designed along the spine of a long space, and devotes itself to an extensive extract from Baseer’s encyclopaedic archival project, which reflects his deep interest in eastern traditions and western experimentations in modern art. The archive is comprised of a collection of photographs, letters, sketches, collages, posters and paper cuttings; all of which he had collected and researched for his works throughout his career. The exhibition includes key paintings from several private collections, many of which are being publicly exhibited for the very first time. We hope that ‘Baseer: An Eloquent Mind’ will grant us comprehension into Murtaja Baseer’s compelling but unconventional approach to ‘abstract realism’.

Quamrul Hassan Exhibition Hall
Level 2, Bengal Shilpalay
House 42, Road 27, Sheikh Kamal Sarani, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1209

The exhibition will open its doors to the public at 3 PM on Monday 12 October 2020 and will be on view until Saturday 16 January 2021, daily from 3 to 8 PM, except on Sundays.

Terms & Conditions:
Entry to the exhibition is free and open to all.

A maximum of 6 (six) visitors are permitted to enter the exhibition hall at any one time.
Anything larger than a small handbag/ purse (max. size 8 in. x 6 in.) will not be allowed inside the venue. Please drop off bags at the counter on the ground floor. You may carry your wallet, keys and mobile phones with you.
An initial security check will be conducted at the bag deposit counter. You are requested to cooperate with security personnel. Members of the media are requested to keep their IDs handy.
Please wear a mask when entering the exhibition hall and maintain 3 feet social distance at all times.
No video or photography is allowed inside the exhibition hall.
If children are accompanying you kindly ensure they do not run around and touch things while in the exhibition hall. Do be mindful that others are not distracted.
Pets are not allowed to be brought inside the exhibition halls.
The entire premises and the building are under CCTV surveillance.

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