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Dhaka Art Summit 2016

3 February 2016

The 3rd edition of the Dhaka Art Summit will be held from 5-8 February 2016 in the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in partnership with the country's National Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.

The Dhaka Art Summit is a pioneering research and exhibition platform for South Asian art that brings together artists, curators, museums, scholars and visitors from across Bangladesh and the world to discover institutional-quality works.

In addition to an extensive programme featuring film, performances, critical writing ensembles, talks and workshops, the 2016 Summit will present 17 solo projects curated by Samdani Art Foundation Artistic Director Diana Campbell Betancourt, including 13 newly commissioned works and three works reconfigured within the Bangladeshi context, reflecting the productive nature of DAS.

The Summit's solo projects will celebrate pluralism and examine the fluid continuum of birth and experience in becoming an individual. Participating artists include Haroon Mirza, Lynda Benglis, Tino Sehgal, Shumon Ahmed, Tun Win Aung and Wah Nu, Simryn Gill, Waqas Khan, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Prabhavati Meppayil, Amanullah Mojadidi, Sandeep Mukherjee, Po Po, Dayanita Singh, Ayesha Sultana and Christopher Kulendran Thomas, Munem Wasif and Mustafa Zaman.

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