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Reviving the art of clay and wood jewellery: Belal Hossain’s inspiring journey

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Source: The Daily star

In today’s modern world, our eyes get so easily blinded by the glitz and glamour of gold and diamond that we seldom appreciate the traditional jewellery that our ancestors have worn continually. Clay and wood jewellery are such jewels, which are imbued with the rich history and cultural heritage of our country. The beauty of these jewellery pieces lies in their simplicity, earthiness, and the traditional craftsmanship that goes into creating each piece. Belal Hossain, an artisan of exceptional skill and passion, has been making clay and wood jewellery since 1984. 

Hailing from Chapainawabganj, Belal came to Dhaka with the hope of earning a decent amount of money but life had a different plan for him. The reality of our city quickly dawned on him; jobs were scarce and he found himself working as a hawker in New Market, wandering near the Faculty of Fine Arts at Dhaka University — a place that would soon become a defining factor in his life.

Read more: https://www.thedailystar.net/life-living/news/reviving-the-art-clay-and-wood-jewellery-belal-hossains-inspiring-journey-3516751

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Why Are Art Resale Prices Plummeting?

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Source: Artnet news

The art press is filled with headlines about trophy works trading for huge sums: $195 million for an Andy Warhol, $110 million for a Jean-Michel Basquiat, $91 million for a Jeff Koons. In the popular imagination, pricy art just keeps climbing in value—up, up, and up. The truth is more complicated, as those in the industry know. Tastes change, and demand shifts. The reputations of artists rise and fall, as do their prices. Reselling art for profit is often quite difficult—it’s the exception rather than the norm. This is “the art market’s dirty secret,” Artnet senior reporter Katya Kazakina wrote last month in her weekly Art Detective column.

In her recent columns, Katya has been reporting on that very thorny topic, which has grown even thornier amid what appears to be a severe market correction. As one collector told her: “There’s a bit of a carnage in the market at the moment. Many things are not selling at all or selling for a fraction of what they used to.”

Read more: https://news.artnet.com/multimedia/why-are-art-resale-prices-plummeting-2471700

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Students show their creative side at the biannual Art Market

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Source: Trinitonian

The Trinity University Art Market returns once again today, Friday, April 19. Showcasing the wares of more than 40 vendors, students at this semester’s art market will sell a wide variety of creative products.

Since spring 2021, the Trinity University Art Collective has organized the Art Market, an opportunity for students to sell their artisan products. For many vendors, the art market is an outlet to showcase their art, get coverage or just have some fun. For example, many vendors use the market to make extra money off their non-academic artistic hobbies.

Emily Haynes, junior psychology major, sells crocheted products alongside other members of the TU Crochet and Knitting Club. She and four other members are selling pieces they have made, including bags and plushies. This is her first time vending at the art market, and Haynes described her excitement at peddling her wares with her club members.

Read more: https://trinitonian.com/2024/04/18/students-show-their-creative-side-at-the-biannual-art-market/

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IFAM Celebrates Two Decades of Global Folk Art

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The International Folk Art Market is pleased to announce its 20th Anniversary Market, held this year at the Railyard Park from July 11-14, 2024. Festivities commence with the free Community Celebration and Artist Procession on Wednesday, July 10, at the Railyard Water Tower. Thursday, July 11, through Sunday, July 14, the 20th Annual International Folk Art Market opens to the public; tickets are on sale at folkartmarket.org/tickets.

Since the market’s inception in 2004, IFAM has hosted over 1,600 master folk artists from 103 countries — empowering artists and communities while serving as a catalyst to strengthen communities and promote traditional art forms. Out of this year’s 571 artist applications, the market has selected 167 artists from 51 countries. IFAM is welcoming a new country to the market this year with the inclusion of Papua New Guinea.

Read more: https://www.newswire.com/news/ifam-celebrates-two-decades-of-global-folk-art-22303402

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