Installation view, Architecture in Bangladesh, Curated by Aurélien Lemonier, Dhaka Art Summit 2016.  Photo courtesy of the Dhaka Art Summit and Samdani Art Foundation. Photo credit: Jenni Carter

The Dhaka Art Summit (DAS) is an international, non-commercial research and exhibition platform for art and architecture related to South Asia.  The fourth edition of the Dhaka Art Summit will be held from 02 – 10 February 2018 funded by Samdani Art Foundation, at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The British Council will be supporting the participation of Open School East (OSE) in the Dhaka Arts Summit 2018 Education Pavilion Programme. Open School East (OSE) is a space for artistic learning that is free, experimental, and collaborative and brings together diverse voices. Located in Margate, Kent, Open School East (OSE) offers a space for artistic learning that is free, experimental, and collaborative and brings together diverse voices. 

Furthermore to  this collaboration will extend on to Chittagong where British Council will organise two workshops with four artists who are Trish Scott, Tina Rowe, Fraser Muggeridge and Eleanor Vonne Brown.

Contributing partner with the British Council

British Council will be supporting Samdani Art Foundation to showcase contemporary British artists to the Bangladeshi audiences and engage wider audiences throughout Bangladesh, including people in education, young professionals and existing and emerging art leaders under the arts for social change theme.

Participants from UK

For the Dhaka Art Summit, Open School East is offering collaborative and practice-based workshop working with sound, conversation, the body, print and publishing.

Fraser Muggeridge is a tutor at Typography Summer School for recent graduates and professionals, held in London (since 2010) and New York (since 2013). He is a visiting lecturer at The University of Reading (since 2003) on the MA Book Design Course and Camberwell College of Art, London. The World’s Largest Enlarged Letter is a project imitated by Fraser Muggeridge in 2014 to set the world record for the largest enlarged letter made using a photocopier and A4 sheets of paper. 

Eleanor Vonne Brown produces publishing projects and arts events. Working mainly within the area of independent publishing, she specialises in artist books and creating publishing spaces. She is a regular lecturer at London College of Communication, Greenwich University, Central St Martins and gives talks and runs workshops at Art and Design colleges and project spaces across the UK.

Trish Scott is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher currently working as Research Curator at Turner Contemporary in Margate and concluding a PhD in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts in London. With a background in Social Anthropology, Scott often collaborates with others to generate work at the intersection of encounters and documents. Her research is focused on questions of authorship and is characterised by experiments that test, through practice, how to include and hold multiple voices within different artistic frames. 

Tina Rowe’s practice starts with photography and tests the notion of ‘the decisive moment’, using apparatus that stretches exposure in order to draw out meaning and manifest the process as part of the finished work. Making these images often involves performative actions in public and private spaces. Parallel to her practice, she delivers workshops that consider identity and permanency in digital images and that conflate old and new techniques such as smartphone and cyanotype.

Workshop at Bistaar, Chittagong

Processes of translation

Venue: Bistaar - Chittagong Arts Complex

Date: 11 February 2018

Time: 4:30 pm

Trish Scott and Tina Rowe will run this workshop focused on processes of translation between visual, verbal and performative stimuli. The workshop will explore how individuals can work together to develop different languages of communication, both analogue and digital, through the processing and re-processing of material.

The workshop will enable participants to experiment with several sonic and photographic techniques, generating content through processes of interaction, feedback and reflection

Workshop at Institute of Fine Arts, Chittagong University

A Brief Workshop by Fraser Muggeridge and Eleanor Vonne Brown

Venue: Institute of Fine Arts, Chittagong University 

Date: 12 February 2018

Time: 10:00 am

The workshop will contain an introduction to alternative Art & Design education projects and workshops by Fraser Muggeridge  from Typography Summer School and Eleanor Vonne Brown from X Marks the Bökship followed by 'A Brief Workshop' visualising how to create the ingredients for an engaging educational workshop brief.

The workshop is free of charge. Please submit your portfolio to : Tanvir.Alim@bd.britishcouncil.org

by 5 February 2018. Successful applicants will be informed over phone

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