Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany

Jul - Sep, 2017

2017 was also the year of Documenta 14 in Germany. The works of two artists from Bangladesh were presented for the first time in the history of this key international exhibition, with the support of the Bengal Arts Programme.

Two ink drawings of Zainul Abedin’s famed Famine Series powerfully captured the tragic and often overlooked episode of the Bengal famine of 1943, belonging to the private collection of Mr Abul Khair (Chair, Bengal Foundation) and ‘Two Meetings and a Funeral’, a three-channel film by artist and writer Naeem Mohaiemen were presented to the international audience for the first time at the prestigious Documenta 14 in Kassel, Germany.

Contributing to the unprecedented participation in Documenta 14, Bengal Foundation wishes to reaffirm its support to both the modernist heritage and the leanings of contemporary art in the country.