RU Fine Arts students dislocate sculptures in protest

Dhaka,  Fri,  21 July 2017
Published : 18 Apr 2017, 18:28:47 | Updated : 18 Apr 2017, 19:09:09
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RU Fine Arts students dislocate sculptures in protest

In a bid to realise the demand for presenting their artworks properly, a section of students of Fine Arts Faculty of Rajshahi University (RU) removed the sculptures on the campus on Tuesday, report agencies.

Yusuf Ali Shadhin and Imran Hossain Rony, two students of  Ceramics and Sculpture Department, said, “It was a protest against the ‘lack of protection’ of the sculptures.

They said, “We along with 40 to 50 students dislocated our sculptures on the campus as there’s no gallery for displaying our artworks and security fence for protecting those.”

“Our sculptures have gone unprotected for a long time,” said Shadhin. “There isn’t even a security wall around the department.”

Prof Dr Mostafa Sharif Anwar of the Sculpture Department said, “After the incident, an emergency meeting on the issue was held in the morning. W came to know that some 7 to 8 students of the department were involved in the incident. The council meeting decided that a punitive action will be taken against those involved in the incident.”

“Sculptures are not usually kept in a gallery for showcasing, and these are kept at open places for learning,” he said.

Prof Dr Mostafizur Rahman, Dean of the Fine Arts Faculty, said a section of students dislodged the sculptures to press home their demands.

An undergraduate student, asking not to be named, said all of the sculptures had been there for a long time. “Those who did this say they demand improvements. The protest could have been organised differently.”

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