The second edition of The Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) took place from 7 to 9 February this year. It attracted more than 70,000 visitors from all over the world, including Bangladesh. This summit brought together works by over 250 artists from various countries and highlighted the vibrant contemporary art scene for Bangladeshi audiences. The startling lists of delegates include representatives from Tate Modern, The British Museum, Centre Pompidou and Solomon R. Guggenheim museum. The British Council was very proud to be one of the co-partners of this massive arts initiative.
DAS featured five exhibitions curated by local and international curators, 14 solo art wide public art projects by internationally acclaimed Raqs Media Collective, screenings of experimental films, performances, and presentations by 33 local and international galleries from across the South Asian Region. Several collateral exhibitions took place around the city during the Dhaka Art Summit.
Jessica Morgan, the Daskalopoulos Curator, International Art, Tate Modern commented:
‘I heard over and over that Dhaka Art Summit had managed the complicated and sometimes impossible by bringing together artists, thinkers and curators from South Asia, providing a meeting place and a discursive space which is really to be applauded. The entire event was outstandingly well organised and installed.”