A view of the Rohingya Culture Revival exhibition underway at the Dhanmondi EMK Center in the capital. — New Age Photo

Rohingya artists have depicted their stories, dreams and daily lives in paintings featured in an exhibition titled The Renaissance of Rohingya Culture underway at the EMK Dhanmondi Center in the capital.

The exhibition features 36 collaborative artworks created by 30 Rohingya artists based on their perception of their community through a locally-led participatory approach, a press release said.

The statement also added: “The journey of the Rohingya in Bangladesh is also depicted on raw food distribution bags and traditional woven mats, focusing on the trauma they have endured and the remarkable resilience embedded in the fabric. of the Rohingya culture”.

Education Minister Dipu Moni inaugurated the exhibition on August 1.

Among the works on display are few portraits depicting Rohingya from all demographic groups. The artworks depict young women in red and black burkas, old people listening to music, young people in colorful attire and more.

One of the paintings shows three women of different ages working on a long piece of fabric in front of their house. A few houses are visible in the background of the painting.

Another work contains a large blue face in the center. The rest of the space is filled with rural houses, fields and different animals.

One artwork shows four women engaged in different professions, namely medicine, sewing, gardening and others, while another artwork, dominated by the color pink, shows Rohingya people fleeing Bangladesh from Myanmar. The painting shows their homes amidst greenery and their journey after being evicted from their homes by the Myanmar army.

Another colorful artwork shows the faces of many happy and laughing children.

The exhibition was co-organized by Rohingya Artolution Teaching Artists with support from the National Geographic Society.

The exhibition will end on August 31.

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