Today is the last day of United Nations refugee agency UNHCR’s partner Artolution’s Rohingya Art exhibition at Jamuna Future Park’s West Court in Dhaka. The main objective of the exhibition is to showcase life-size painting by 30 Rohingya artists which defines three stages of their life: before persecution in Myanmar, the genocide, and then displacement to congested tents in neighboring Bangladesh.
The 3-day exhibition has started from Friday and is open from 10am to 9:30 p.m.
Apart from life-size paintings, 100 smaller ones by Rohingya artists were also exhibited at a mall. Paintings, canvases, murals and sculptures were displayed in the exhibition to promote resilience and healing through art.
“The Renaissance of Rohingya Culture: The Colors” showcases artworks by Rohingyas of different ages and genders, providing an intimate look at Rohingya lives through their own.
Earlier, in a letter to the media, the UNHCR said, “Painting allows individuals to reflect and find inner peace. Through these works, the Rohingya artists hope to share stories about their past traumas, present challenges, future aspirations and Rohingya identity.”