Radwan Mujib Siddiq, grandson of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and a trustee of the Awami League’s research wing Center for Research and Information (CRI), made a surprise visit to Dhaka Art Summit on Sunday. The fifth Dhaka Art Summit began February 7 at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The CRI is curating a special exhibition at the summit styled ‘Lighting the Fire of Freedom Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’. Radwan visited the exhibition.
The CRI said they organised this because this year's Dhaka Art Summit coincides with Mujib Borsho, the celebration of birth centenary of Bangabandhu. Through the theme Seismic Movements, the Art Summit is addressing the questions of the young minds what is a movement and how do we ignite one beyond the confines of an art exhibition
In light, the Art Summit and the CRI have collaborated to shed light on the fierce leadership of Bangabandhu. The display is dedicated to the emancipation of masses around the globe. Till February 15, the Shilpakala Academy will be the epicenter of a radical upheaval of how Bangladeshis think about art, activated by intellectual and curatorial contributions.
To commemorate the spirit of Mujib Borsho, Lighting the Fire of Freedom Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman will continue till March 31, an opportunity for everyone to visit beyond the scope of the Dhaka Art Summit 2020.