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14th Asian Art Biennale held in Bangladesh's capital

2010-10-12 12:12:47 GMT2010-10-12 20:12:47 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

DHAKA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The 14th Asian Art Biennale Bangladesh, an international exhibition of visual art, is being held in Bangladeshi National Art Gallery in capital Dhaka on Tuesday.

More than 300 artworks -- including paintings, drawings, sculptures, printmakings, installations, woodcuts and works in mixed mediums -- by 144 foreign and local artists from some 27 countries of Asia and the Pacific region are being displayed in the international gala which kicked off on Oct. 8.

Kamal Lohani, chief coordinator of the exhibition, told Xinhua on Tuesday that the Asian Art Biennale will help the Bangladeshi people approach the arts from other countries.

He said "We organized this Asian Art Biennale to create friendship with artists from different countries, and at the same time enrich our young artists to know the standard of international exhibition."

Tarique Hasan, a university student who was visiting the exhibition, told Xinhua that the exhibition can let the Bangladeshi people know what the other countries are doing.

He said "It is an international exhibition. There are several artists' works are being displayed in this event. I am gathering knowledge about the other countries' art works."

The month-long exhibition will continue until Nov. 6. Bangladesh has been hosting the biennial exhibition aimed at showcasing the artistic heritage and contemporary art in Asia and kindred regions since 1981.

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