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.